“Blessed be moments, millimeters and, even humbler than these, the shadows of all tiny things.” —FERNANDO PESSOA I’ve been re-reading the novel Snow…
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Because happenstance—in life and art So many things in life happen randomly. One night in 2010, my friend Jake posted a link on Facebook to nine…
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If everyone found a way to speak their truth (an unadulterated, pure truth), I’ve always wondered how that would change the world. Questions to ask…
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December 2022

Struggling to be
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Because the best holidays are the ones you make for yourself.
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It's the most important question.
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November 2022

Finishing is its own special kind of gift
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It can really mean yes.
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I was recently asked whether it’s more difficult to write the beginning or the ending of a novel. My answer? Neither. The most difficult part of a novel…
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Each week until the end of National Novel Writing Month in November, I’m going to write about a different creativity topic related to NaNoWriMo. If…
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October 2022

Go to your story so your story can come to you.
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Going beyond "character = desire"