6 Virtues of the Writing Life

The Write 100 Challenge is a long haul, and the writing life even more so. These coming weeks have the potential to shape you, as a writer and as a person. But how will they shape you? These virtues of the writing life are foundational for the work we seek to do. Make it your … Continue reading 6 Virtues of the Writing Life

Let’s Be Adventurers

One of the most difficult aspects of the writing life is learning to balance the big picture with the day-to-day. One moment I'm caught up in the dreamy vision of the finished work. I can sense the story's potential. In the next I'm distracted by the snarled plot point that won't unravel.    Both are … Continue reading Let’s Be Adventurers

Writing Lessons on Ice: Day 1

When I was a kid my great dream was to be an Olympic figure skater. Truth be told, that dream lives on in a corner of my heart. I was--and still am--mesmerized by the ease and grace with which the accomplished skaters sped and leaped and twirled across the ice. And not a little impressed … Continue reading Writing Lessons on Ice: Day 1