Wrong Turn

“I took a wrong turn the other day. A mistake, but it led me to the shop where I found the very thing I’d been searching for.” –Luci Shaw, “Wrong Turn” Tell me about a wrong turn you took and where it led you.

The New Abnormal

In my WRITING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC class last week, I talked about this weird in-between period we’re in–getting vaccinated (or not), hoping for herd immunity, but being told it probably won’t happen, watching infections rates soar around the world and variants grow as the vaccinated begin to venture out into our own communities more. I …

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The Value of Solitude

“Solitude is an absolute necessity—the single most crucial necessity—for the writer. Only in the deepest solitude is it possible to achieve the utter surrender required for creative work. Writing at its deepest is a spiritual discipline, where the unconscious and the conscious mind merge, where what we currently call ‘left brain” and ‘right brain’ somehow …

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If I Only Had the Heart

“Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin Tell me about a time you showed courage that you didn’t think you had.

The Power of Story

“All sorrows can be coped with if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.” –Isak Dinesen Tell me about a time a story saved you or helped you bear your load.

Changing History

“Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.” –Marge Piercy Tell us about something you did that made a difference. That changed at least one life beside your own.

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