Next weekend I'll facilitate a workshop on purposeful writing at Rivers of Ink in Richland, Washington. This is one of my favorite regional conferences - intimate, friendly, and rich with creative companionship.
What is success?
Reflections on creativity after an amazing weekend in my home town.
The power of the imagination
Write on the River - the annual writers' conference in Wenatchee - held many moments of joy. Mostly, for me, it was leading a workshop and helping about thirty other writers connect with their imaginations to move their creative work forward. But it also meant getting time with my mom, meeting other authors, seeing the … Continue reading The power of the imagination
Workshop: Write on the River
Mark your calendars, North Central Washington peeps - I am thrilled to be one of the workshop facilitators at Write on the River, May 13-15. On Saturday afternoon, I'll engage a bunch of writers in exploring the power of our imaginations to fuel our creativity. Write on the River - May 13-15 in Wenatchee, Washington Also presenting: … Continue reading Workshop: Write on the River
The Care and Feeding of Creativity – on CBG Blog
This week on the Champagne Book Group blog, I share five (or six) items on my list of resolutions for the care and feeding of creativity in this (still) new year. Here's number 4: "Every day, recognize someone else’s efforts. Easy, because every day someone helps me in ways large or small. Thank the person … Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Creativity – on CBG Blog
Joining the conversation
It was the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr day in 2008 when a conversation with a friend sparked what would become An Alien's Guide to World Domination. We pondered the meaning of a holiday devoted to a complicated human who, nonetheless, consistently spoke of peace and love. We wondered if there were ways to … Continue reading Joining the conversation
We can be heroes.
You will read a lot about David Bowie over the next few days, as news of his death to cancer spreads. A tremendous artist, musician, songwriter, singer, and performer, and by all accounts, a human being with a gift for making his friends laugh. Here's one common theme you'll find in many of the personal … Continue reading We can be heroes.
Writer, Author, Marketer – on TWV
My monthly turn on The Writers' Vineyard - writer, author, marketer - explores the transition from one persona to the next. Read it all here.
Writing Tips from Champagne Book Group Authors
Here it is... in one massive blog post, every bit of advice you'll ever want about writing. (Until you need your next dose, that is!) Twenty-five CBG authors contributed their suggestions, recommendations, warnings, advisories, cautions, and inspirations. Here's one of mine: Write what you know. This seems to be the most common advice given to … Continue reading Writing Tips from Champagne Book Group Authors
On Saturday, February 28, I'll join about 10 authors at the lovely Pybus Market in Wenatchee for a Local Author Book Buzz day, sponsored by indie bookstore A Book for All Seasons. I love meeting readers. Even if you don't read the kind of books I write, I still want to meet you. To chat … Continue reading Meeting Readers