The Dread Writer's Block
writing about writing | July 7, 2020Since way back – I’m talking graduate school – I’ve been interested in why people who love to write and want to write and have a story to tell get stuck. They’ve been sailing along and then suddenly they are like one of those little windup toys that’s got itself trapped in a dead... Read More Put One Foot in Front of the Other
Reiki | April 16, 2020I gave this talk to the Ithaca, NY Summit Chapter of Business Network International on April 16, 2020.
As long as I have been in BNI – almost two years now – I have used the same secret to success: put one foot in front of the other. That sounds sort of ... plodding, so... Read More The Hero(ine)'s Journey
writing about writing | April 1, 2020A few days ago I started a challenge called Write Your Way Through This which promised a series of daily prompts to record this time of anxiety and social distance. After only two prompts, I had an idea: group the prompts to roughly correspond to the stages of Joseph Campbell's monomyth, or hero's journey.... Read More
Writing itself is solitary, but the writing life does not have to be. Find a workshop that will help you on your hero’s (or heroine’s) journey, or discover a sudden novel, or go on a creative scavenger hunt.