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

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