Just Show Up! #thewritingmidwife #wfw2017

Dearest writers, This past Sunday was phenomenal. It was inspiring, fun, joy-filled, hard, draining, brutal and delicious all at the same time. I could see it on your faces how surprised you were by what came up, and even prouder of what you created. I watched how even the most quiet and shy writers (butterflies)… Continue reading Just Show Up! #thewritingmidwife #wfw2017

No time to waste! On Setting Writing Goals… #wfw2017

What are your writing goals? What WILL YOU have, create, do, accomplish, complete and write this year? As we welcome 2017 let's begin by simply coming to the page. For those of you who believe in spiritual manifestations when it comes to creativity and birthing ideas. This is the year of COMPLETION! This is the… Continue reading No time to waste! On Setting Writing Goals… #wfw2017

What WILL you complete in 2017? #WFW2017 #amwriting #finishit

Dear Writers, I have been thinking about New Year’s resolutions and the setting of intentions and life goals. In my case I have been meditating on my life’s purpose, writer's intent and writing goals. I started my year as I always do my ritual being to say goodbye to the previous year and to welcome… Continue reading What WILL you complete in 2017? #WFW2017 #amwriting #finishit

Day 21: The Nerve to Write!

"But being a motherfucker, it’s a way of life, really… It’s about having strength rather than fragility, resilience, and faith, and nerve, and really leaning hard into work rather than worry and anxiety.   […]   I think there are a lot of writers who can’t write, or they think they can’t write… I understand… Continue reading Day 21: The Nerve to Write!

Day 12 ~ WFW Morning Session

Good morning writers, Two words… Plot Treatment! I am incredibly excited to receive all the work you have done these past couple of weeks. *DUE Nov. 4th: Plot treatment to Iyawo by end of day today. Please review syllabus for submission/formatting requirements. Please send/share with me via google docs. Today we are staying with our… Continue reading Day 12 ~ WFW Morning Session

Day 11 ~ WFW Morning Session

Good morning writers, I have received several emails from writers who are struggling to identify what they “should be writing.” Questioning whether or not they are doing it “right.” Feeling lost and scattered and unfocused! This is all part of the process. Its truly unrealistic to believe that every piece of writing we create will… Continue reading Day 11 ~ WFW Morning Session

Day 10 ~ WFW Morning Session

Good morning writers, Great characters make us keep reading. One of my favorite books, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, introduces many amazing characters that the main character Santiago will meet on his journey. Fatima, a King, the stones, thieves, the Alchemist, the glass shop keeper and etc. all significant in their own way. Compelling stories… Continue reading Day 10 ~ WFW Morning Session

Day 9 ~ WFW Morning Session #greatfiction

Good morning writers, This morning we are continuing to add to our characters and their storyline. Not every story has a perfectly packaged ending. Not every book is a happily ever after story. In the novel I am working on I write about loss and horrendous experiences. Today we are really honing in what is… Continue reading Day 9 ~ WFW Morning Session #greatfiction

Day 8 ~ WFW Morning Session

Good morning writers, Great stories… the most memorable stories… have characters we deeply care about. Each day this week I will be giving you writing prompts designed to assist you with developing your characters. We as individuals grow through learned experiences, so do our characters. We must put them in many uncomfortable and honest situations… Continue reading Day 8 ~ WFW Morning Session

Day 6 & 7 ~ WFW Morning Sessions

Good morning writers! During yesterday's call we ended our writing session by checking in. Each writer shared how writing together every morning served them. Some shared the challenges with waking up during the first few days, staring at blank pages, uncertain about where to go. Others shared how incredible they felt at the end of… Continue reading Day 6 & 7 ~ WFW Morning Sessions