Writer’s Block? Try This

In my Memoir Mastery course and Mastermind workshop group, we’ve spent the past month talking about structure. There’s the craft and technique of writing memoir and then there’s the pulling together of all the pieces. That can be daunting with a book length project. It can be easy to fall into overwhelm. Memoir Writing Tips […]

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Course Correcting, Compassion and Forgiveness

In my Memoir Mastery course, we talk a lot about course-correcting. Writing a compelling memoir isn’t the straightest of paths. There’s exploration and play, deepening and thickening, and the final piece often looks different than expected. That’s why we start with a plan, then compassionately adjust as we go. It’s like driving a car at […]

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How to Fill Your Creative Well

Filling Your Well vs. Burning Out In capitalist Western culture, we’ve been taught to prioritize hard work in exchange for “success.” Many of us work harder and faster, without taking the time and space we need to refill our well (health, happiness and well-being). I find this all too often translates into our creative work […]

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Reboot Your Memoir

Community and Support for Your Memoir One of my big takeaways from the pandemic is the importance of community, especially for us writers. Today, I’m excited to share two offerings that have come out of this challenging year. First up is Reboot Your Memoir, a 4-week class I’m offering this June to help you reboot […]

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Which Creative Seeds are You Planting?

Change and transition seem to be my watchwords these days. Spring, the Covid vaccine and pivotal birthdays have been going on in my corner of the world, inspiring me to think about ritual, thresholds and what inspires real change. All the more so after Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict here in the U.S. last week. It […]

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How to Motivate Yourself to Write

How to Motivate Yourself to Write If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had some challenges getting motivated to write and/or sticking with it. Inspiration and motivation can be challenging on a good day, and all the more so during a pandemic. I get it! When things got tough, I used to hunker down. […]

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Spring 2021 Offerings

If you’d like support for your writing, here are my spring 2021 offerings: Memoir Mastery (a 9-week comprehensive course) and the Writer’s Circle (a small, 3-month writer’s group). Both offerings start in early April; descriptions are below. If you’re not sure where to begin, I recommend starting with Memoir Mastery. It’s my flagship course and […]

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When the World is Burning, Is Art a Waste of Time?

Last week, I watched this incredible TEDx talk by R. Alan Brooks, one of my colleagues at Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. Wow! I hope this talk will be shown to teens everywhere. And adults, too, for that matter. As you’ll see in Alan’s talk, it’s never too late to follow your dreams. Especially in these intense […]

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How to Write with Ease

How to Bring Ease to Your Writing For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about the concept of parenting from an open and spacious place vs. a stressed and constricted one. After hearing Tara Mohr apply a similar concept to work, I decided to apply it to writing as well and it was a […]

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Literary Talisman + Rising Star Amanda Gorman

Earlier today, we fell in love with Amanda Gorman when she recited “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration. The first National Youth Poet Laureate in the US, Gorman is obviously deeply talented. At age 23, she’s also young. I was impressed by her leadership, passion and drive, and how […]

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