Feeling worthy is a learned behavior.
—Beverly McIver, visual artist
Every day for the past 335+ days I’ve committed to a practice that has changed my writing life—crafting an original affirmation about writing and/or the creative process, and posting it on my blog and other social media. This dedication has yielded more personal and professional fulfillment than I could have imagined when I began on Jan 1, 2016.
An affirmation is a short, simple,…Continue
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