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The “Yes” Session

The “Yes” Session

The one thing we know for certain about creativity is that it’s fragile. Since we don’t know where it comes from—and don’t know where or why it goes—we’d be well advised to treat it well when it’s here.

At the inaugural meeting of a new writers’ group on Saturday, exactly how to help each other was the question of the hour. Writing is intensely solitary, taking place almost entirely within the skull of one person. How can we help each other without being negative? Critics like to talk about “constructive criticism”—does such an animal exist?

The answer is: Yes. The process is both simple and powerful. (more…)


next page next page close Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
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Half time

Half time

Every. Single. Day.

That’s the challenge of NaNoWriMo — writing every single day. I’m just past the midpoint of the month — and the month’s writing challenge — in both time and word count. This means I’d like to take a moment — and, hopefully, a quickly-building word count — to reflect on what’s happened this month.

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A Gathering of Introverts

A Gathering of Introverts

This past Saturday – November 5th – I was able to answer the question: What happens if you bring together a bunch of introverts?

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The “Yes” Session

The one thing we know for certain about creativity is that it’s fragile. Since we don’t...
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"Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
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Half time

Every. Single. Day. That’s the challenge of NaNoWriMo — writing every single day. I’m...
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A Gathering of Introverts

This past Saturday – November 5th – I was able to answer the question: What...
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