Friday I had the privilege of working with the savvy students in Miss Leonard's class of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. These BCA students soaked up poetry and story writing tips like eager little sponges! Such energy packed into polite and respectful kids. I'll visit your class anytime. Blessings on your precious little heads!
I'm home after a very successful set of workshops at the Whatcom County Youth Fair. Creativity flowed and fun was had by all! Students enjoyed the games and activities, as well as the learning material presented. They even had the opportunity to share their work before a live audience. Would you like to attend a … Continue reading Whatcom County Youth Fair
Here is (amended) content that accompanies one of the slides from my upcoming workshop. Who We Are Time doesn't just fall from the clock, offering itself like a piece of spontaneously generated cake. We must make time to write. Musicians practice their instrument. Horse owners groom their animals and exercise them. We write. We are … Continue reading Who We Are
I've been asked what the background image is on my site. It's one of my favorite chairs. Photos of it appear in various places - as a background on this site (though seriously edited), on social media, and in a book that is soon to be released called Fingerprints on my Heart. Mystery solved! Now, … Continue reading The Background Image
Lurking behind every set of eyes is a story. Some unfold effortlessly, intriguing you and drawing you in until you crave more. But what about that story that is held captive behind the eyes of its creator? That is the story I'm seeking to set free. During November I'm offering to teach and motivate four … Continue reading Speaking FREEly
You may notice I've changed the look of my site. Thank you for your patience as I get my fonts and things matched up. Plus, I'll add more content as I go along. I moved over to WordPress from Blogger a while back so it appears as though I'm brand new on the scene. I … Continue reading A Fresh New Look
It is that time again! Every November a group of people across the nation (and perhaps around the world) take on a writing challenge. It is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. I'm going to use November as a time to progress on my current novel, Sword of the Butterfly, book II of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
Gone are the days when a merchant puts a board in a window of a shop along some street in town among local markets. Advertising has grown to be an electric light driven pixel package, virtual and intangible. The window is in the hands of everyone with a login ID. Writers are encouraged to blog … Continue reading Spontaneity: Friend or Foe?
The theme of the summer seemed to be 'driving' as we rolled along the Pacific Northwest highways in slow progression halfway across the country. I have always loved a good road trip, but using both hands to keep a car on the road is somewhat prohibitive to the writing process. The summer was amazing - … Continue reading Driving Progress