I’ve been thinking about literary mentorship. I have just gotten back from the incredible Room of Her Own Foundation's week long writing retreat held at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
A Room of Her Own's mission is: To inspire, fund, and champion works of art and literature by women.
Over 100 women:…Continue
One of the things I deeply enjoy about my blog,'The Practice of Creativity' is my commitment to author interviews. My blog allows me to reach out to new and established writers, after I hear them give a reading or learn about them online, and ask for an interview. Every time an author agrees to an interview, I feel excited and inspired. I look forward to checking my email and seeing how they played with and sculpted answers to…Continue
Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934- November 17,1992)
Today is Audre Lorde’s birthday! Audre Lorde was an essayist, poet and activist who referred to herself as a "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,". Audre Lorde’s work has shaped and inspired two generations of writers, scholars, and…Continue
We all need encouragement and support for our writing lives. And, the beginning of the year invites us to try out new ideas. Here is a list of strategies that have bolstered my writing life. May they support and inspire you.
1) Plan a Submission Party
In my first writing group, more than fifteen years ago, I learned about the power of holding at…Continue