#WritingWisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block

Today, I'm experiencing profound get-the-words-out gratitude for blogger Madeline Bartson. Try her block-busting tricks to get your literary mojo flowing. https://wp.me/p97v69-gf First published as '25 Hacks for Instsntly Finding the Motivation to Write, Even When You Don't Feel Like It' on the Caffeine & Writing Dreams blog.

#WritingWisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

This week's edition of #WritingWisdom offers a review of craft tips from master authors. Peruse suggestions on this list of 'Five Writing Books that I Can’t Let Go of' by writer and writing coach Artemis Savory. https://wp.me/p8KHQ3-ap The Artist's Way and Writing Down the Bones are old favorites of mine, but I clearly have more … Continue reading #WritingWisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

Recent Writings

I've been on hiatus from blogging to draft, revise, and submit creative works for publication. 2018 was an incredible success with three essays and two poems printed in literary journals. 2019 is shaping up to be even better with another essay published last month and two more on the way. Check out my recent publications … Continue reading Recent Writings

Rituals Against Patriarchy: Moon-Powered Witchery to Overthrow Misogynistic Rule

The Senate voted. We have a month before the march to the polls. How can we keep up the momentum of political resistance without burning out or setting the world on fire? Inspired by wise women and witches around the world, here is a list of rapid rituals to empower your countdown to election day … Continue reading Rituals Against Patriarchy: Moon-Powered Witchery to Overthrow Misogynistic Rule

Thanks-taking or Authentic Gratitude?

Some of you may have the practice of sharing gratitudes as you sit down to turkey dinner on Thursday. If you did that today, did you take time to reflect on how you came to acquire those things for which you are grateful? Are you in a home? It's on stolen land. Is there cotton … Continue reading Thanks-taking or Authentic Gratitude?

Healing #MeToo

Yesterday I posted this meme on social media: "We talk about how many women were raped last year, not how many men raped women...use of the passive voice has a political effect...the term 'violence against women' [has] no active agent in the sentence...Men aren't even part of it!" One friend's response to this meme ("Wow. … Continue reading Healing #MeToo

How to Thank a Republican

It never would have occurred to me to express gratitude for Republicans in Congress. I'm so accustomed to operating from oppositional consciousness that I find it challenging to create necessary alliances. But isolating with only my principles for company doesn't accomplish much in the fight for a better world. That's why the call from Ana Castillo, … Continue reading How to Thank a Republican