Letting Go of Who You Were To Move Forward as a Writer

Letting go of who you were is always harder than you can possibly imagine. Though I have spent all this time and emotional energy discovering my writing style, building confidence to become a writer, honing my skills and so forth, the reality of leaving my old profession, and my old self behind, only just hit me. A few months ago, I watched three landscapers struggle…

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The 2 Levels Of A Writer’s Room

A writer’s room is a space where a writer feels safe enough–in mind, body and spirit–for her senses to bleed…without bleeding out. It’s where she can fully be her writing-self, and where her writing process is created and is developed. At least, that’s how I see it. Visualize the writing room as this infinitely adaptable space protected by a boundary of expansive energy, like dark…

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Finding A Distinct Writing Voice and Writing Style

Recently I reread the chapters “Simplicity and Clutter” from William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. Though I read this book years ago and didn’t get much out of it, this time around, the clouds parted, the sun shined, and a rogue wave knocked sense and clarity into me. Of course it’s impossible to have a distinct writing voice and writing style, I write with clutter! –William…

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