(In other news, I started Grad School in Western Colorado University – MFA is Creative Writing) My beginning steps as a weaver of stories I had learned to walk. I made up stories about a sentiment colony of bees and ants. I was the queen’s personal spy, on a mission. Walking around the Synagogue grounds, … More Oxygen
When writers are paralyzed by fear, what brain hacks should they use? … More Bypassing the Writer’s Fear Zone
Or: how to get your brain unstuck and your wheels out of the mud It was such a joy and privilege to attend Anne Leckie’s talk with the Saint Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Society at Grants Branch Library (thank you for taking me with you, Amanda!). One of the things that struck me most … More Is your Writing Engine Coughing up Some Dust?
We are four mothers in the park. It’s 10 AM A hot summer day. Don’t forget to drink And put your hat on Between us, One Hijab, one Headscarf, One baseball cap Between us Five sons, two daughters One stroller Now look at that squirrel jump How she’s climbing up that elm We talk Excuse … More Stacy Park, June 5th, 10 AM
Losing the Fear of Imperfection Or: I discover playful creation when I dress up in costume and act in a children’s art festival It started a few months ago with my 8 year old asking me to please help her draw background props for her class play. “Please Mommy, you don’t have to paint, just … More No Fear
when expectations of writing success act as a double agent … More Reigniting
A panster writer tries to find her way in the wilderness of her mind. … More Trailblazing
Finding time to write when you have a full time job and family can seem daunting. Here are some practical tips that have helped me in my journey. … More What is a Railway Writer?