Start Where You Are Photo by Alphacolor 13 on Unsplash This one is for Jane Trombley. In response to my piece about writers (https://writingcooperative.com/for-writers-who-want-to-learn-59a8ff334ebe), Jane wrote: I’m particularly interested in connecting with other writers. I’ve been too solitary and it’s hurt growth. Any thoughts from you or your fans welcome! Oh, Jane. You are so right — and… Continue reading Your Writer Tribe is Out There
Nguyen Nguyen on pexels.com Showing up is overrated. Yes, it can feel impossible, take immense courage to make the decision, to set off and make it happen. Showing up may require a degree, money, connections that are near impossible to get. Other times, it may mean a new set of clothes or a haircut that… Continue reading If 80% of Success Is Showing Up, What % Is Doing Something Once You Get There?
Photo from pixabay by way of pexels.com You don’t need to start perfectly, but you do need to start. She hoisted her weights with all she had, grunting, puffing, heaving them deep bent knees, her shoulders scrunched up to her ears. Looking at her, you knew that she couldn’t wait for class to be over, to… Continue reading Starting Beats Perfection
This piece is in response to a marvelous challenge from a writing group that I just joined: 100 Word Drabble. In rising to the prompt, I learned what a drabble was (varies, but in our group a 100-word story in response to a prompt), gazed at the picture prompt of a young man sitting at… Continue reading Live Free or Die…
Stunned, silent children: No good words yet to describe Open to learning Teacher at the front of the classroom, warm, friendly and assessing the rumpled classroom. Summer-fresh children gaze back, sun-kissed, relaxed bodies forced into tight rows or tidy circles, awkward in strange-smelling desks. When you look over the sea of kids, they might appear… Continue reading Curious Water