In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego

Wrapping up the old year and bringing in the new, my monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard invites us to see the Ego as a source for drama in fiction... rather than real life. The Ego, after all, knows well how to create Drama. Conflict. Tension. Spectacle. These form the home turf of the Ego. … Continue reading In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego

Last minute lessons, on the Writers’ Vineyard

For my end of year post on the Writers' Vineyard, I tossed together a few lessons from 2013, the year I became a published author. Written at the last minute, of course. Here is lesson number one: Authorship means negotiating a series of paradoxes. Writing is solitary and communal, it is art and business, it … Continue reading Last minute lessons, on the Writers’ Vineyard

This is not a list…

As the year nears conclusion, my contribution to the Writers Vineyard this month is less about resolutions, and more about Resolution. Here's an excerpt, and this week's Project Create: This is not a list. It is not a series of promises to myself to become healthier, thinner, nicer, smarter, more financially savvy, less dependent on … Continue reading This is not a list…