When she is not revelling in the joy of first drafts, or trying to avoid second ones, Tara works as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist and spends time with her family of two small people, one big one, and one medium-sized dog in Toronto.
I’m here because I love to write; because I know the bliss of getting lost in my own words, deep in my notebook. I know that anyone considering becoming a Story Is a State of Mind student also knows that bliss, but they just might need some help to find it. I look forward to the opportunity to help other emerging writers develop a consistent writing practice, while challenging them to trust themselves and their stories—and helping them remember, or discover, what they love about writing.
Sharing work can be intimidating., When I was a Story Intensive student, my group offered me a supportive and thoughtful environment in which to develop my writing. Offering other writers a similar environment is a goal for me—I want to help them be courageous, be elated.
Story Is a State of Mind was a gift to my writing practice, and I’d like to help pass that gift along to others. The methods taught combine to help a writing practice grow in unexpected ways. Trust me, your writing will surprise you, and you will surprise yourself.