Our Authentic Show Must Go On

This weekend, I was enthralled by a blog post shared by Mark Willen ("Sexual Assault: When Real Life and Fiction Collide"), who was pondering how his published works hold up in the #MeToo era. As a result of Mark's post, which was weighing heavily on my mind today, I decided to ask a few writers/teachers about … Continue reading Our Authentic Show Must Go On

Offering The Creative Collective To Artists, Writers, and Creatives

Yesterday, out of a strong desire to create a "safe space" for creatives to share ideas, prompts, strategies, and inspirations, I created a new Facebook group called The Creative Collective. Here, writers, artists, and all creatives now have the opportunity to share and be inspired to rediscover and strengthen their creativity. Nothing is being sold … Continue reading Offering The Creative Collective To Artists, Writers, and Creatives

Model Teaching: Empowerment Through Multi-Faceted Instruction

I've been teaching for a long time -- long enough to see the spin of the pedagogical cycle of strategies come full circle. What I have learned along the way is that there are some practices that work better than others when it comes to teaching writing. In 2009, the National Council of Teachers of … Continue reading Model Teaching: Empowerment Through Multi-Faceted Instruction

Journaling: Your Greatest Investment

One of the questions I am asked most frequently about the process of writing is which is most important: the writing or the publishing? It's a good question, but like everything else associated with the practice of writing, it's not an easy one to answer. When we look at the process of writing, we can … Continue reading Journaling: Your Greatest Investment

This Is Our Reality As Creatives

Many fellow writers and artists have been posting about the distractions we face in our creative lives, and how we can overcome them. One of those pieces was by an artist I just started following, Debbie McClure., thanks to another writer, ML Swift, who reblogged her post. McClure writes, At some point, the rubber must … Continue reading This Is Our Reality As Creatives

It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted

Hi. I read a piece this weekend by a former student of mine and now fellow writer/author. Amanda, like a few others I know, is really digging deep and writing authentically (here's the piece I'm talking about). She made me turn the mirror on myself and see if I practice what I preach in my … Continue reading It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted