Day 41: Be Daring! ~ #wewrite

Today was the last Writing from the Womb class. For seven weeks the writers and I have been preparing for this moment, the day each of them would have the audacity and face fear by hitting send and applying to writing competitions and literary journals.  These amazing writers HIT SEND! I am filled with such… Continue reading Day 41: Be Daring! ~ #wewrite

Day 39: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Avoiding my writers desk!    A writer friend shared with me that she was finding it hard to sit at her desk. I can relate to this so deeply. I can't remember the last time I sat and wrote stories from my desk. I generally write in bed or on the train, on the floor or… Continue reading Day 39: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 38: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

   Rape!!! Rape is the only thing I could think about today. It's a subject I have never wanted to write about.  Sometimes there are things that are too horrible to relive. There are things we are afraid to write. There are things we choose not to get close to. Things we don't want to… Continue reading Day 38: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 37: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

 Writing is fucking hard.  There are so many things we want to write about. There are so many subjects that come up. Then there's the internal conflict that rises for us as writers. There are things that make us question the direction we're headed in. But we must continue to write.   And so tonight my… Continue reading Day 37: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 36: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

  Making time to write! I'm hauling ass to get to work right now. Actually, I'm on a bus that if it went up against a turtle in a race, the turtle would win.   When you need to be somewhere fast, delays are guaranteed. You may have the best of intentions. You leave early. You believe… Continue reading Day 36: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 35: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

  How are we growing as writers?  Writers workshops are nothing without mastering the skill of the "ReWrite" and knowing that we must constantly edit the work we have created.    For the past couple of weeks the writers in my Writing from the Womb Workshop have really been looking at the importance of making revising a constant… Continue reading Day 35: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 34: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Lo que dirán! The inner critic can be brutal. If you're anything like me, you question everything and everyone. Some days you don't trust the path you've chosen for yourself. If you're as masochistic as me, every word you write comes with a twelve hour conversation raising questions like, "What will they think? What will… Continue reading Day 34: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 33: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

How do you write when your world is crumbling? "Writers write!" "Writers write everyday!" "Writers sit in front of the blank page and just create!" There is no writer; that I know of, who adheres to these set expectations of how a great writer arrives at her process. There's a myth that writing is somehow "easy"… Continue reading Day 33: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Day 32: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..."   There are so many ways to paint a picture. We each have our own perspective and points of view. Sometimes what we believe is ugly is something wonderful in disguise. It could be a new revelation. A new way of seeing something. A lesson to learned.… Continue reading Day 32: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite