We learn how to write by listening, connecting, and responding to what we read. Every time I read something, I learn about my own writing.
How much do I love The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis?
Have you ever found yourself thinking something like, “If only Robin Wall Kimmerer would read the first draft of my manuscript and give me feedback — then I would be a better writer.” An in-person mentor who gives you one-on-one attention is wonderful. Having a writer pay close attention to you and your work can be an extraordinary experience. I can only imagine what it would be like to get Robin Wall Kimmerer’s revision notes…. [Read More]
You see, I want a lot. Maybe I want it all: the darkness of each endless fall, the shimmering light of each ascent. — Rainer Maria Rilke – The Book of Hours
I avoid shadow work. I don’t enjoy watching or reading horror. I don’t listen to sad Spotify playlists. I don’t have curtains or blinds on most of the windows in my home. My wardrobe doesn’t even include black. I’m a full-sun plant! I won’t even swing in a hammock if it’s in the shade. Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliott has helped me playfully investigate my shadow. It was recommended to me by three different people in… [Read More]