Below is my long (but not exhaustive!) list of favourite books on creativity and writing. And here’s a link to my short list with a brief commentary on my top FIVE! ~ Writing Down
Happy Spring! I hope you are taking, or can take, a few quiet moments to appreciate the warmth and the small bits of colour that are starting to show up at this time of year.
When I was a kid, I was a big reader. Also, a fast reader. I always had a book on the go and went through them quickly. Voracious might have been a word used to
“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” Joan Didion, author of the The Year of Magical Thinking once said this and I completely agree. I always need to put pen to
There isn’t a lot of certainty to hold onto right now. It’s possible that your holiday plans have been turned on their head. Maybe you are reading this from your bedroom as you self-isolate or
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body
This morning, I woke from a lovely dream. I was at the beach on a sunny day. There were kids and friends and sun-warmed bodies, lying close together. There was laughter and warmth and playfulness.
Over the last year, I wrote two short stories that I never would have written before. How did I do this? Through the magic of writing contests, guided by prompts, and inspired by a deadline.
“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard Go hang gliding. Ride a horse. Learn a new language. Start singing again. Walk the Camino. See the pyramids. Write