I’ve been trying to figure out how to become more engaged on social media. Though my writing is raw, transparent and personal, I am more a people watcher than a participator, especially in large groups. I am half hermit and more than 50% an introvert. Yet the other side of me loves my friends and […]
Excerpt from my poem, “Spring Cleaning in Winter.” First published by Strong Verse. Included in my debut poetry chapbook, What Binds Us (Finishing Line Press 2017). Photo taken by author. All rights reserved.
After reading the article “‘Platforms’ are Overrated” by Stephanie Bane in Creative Nonfiction, I have decided to focus on finishing my memoir. Obviously I’m not ready for a blog anyway, with three posts in nine months. Next time I am back to this space it will be to talk about mistakes, shame, perseverance and repairing […]
This leg of the Writing Process Blog Tour has hit North Carolina via my beautiful friend and writer, Suzanne Farrell Smith. Suzanne’s essays weave sentiment with science, humility with sin, and humor with heartache. She’s a master seamstress with words and one of the hardest working writers I know. To learn about her process, check […]
Growing up at the dawn of the video gaming era, I eagerly played the early greats: Donkey Kong, Frogger, Paperboy, Breakout, Galaga, Pole Position, Ms. Pacman. After receiving the coveted Nintendo and saving the princess in Super Mario Brothers during the summer between 7th and 8th grade, I reached gaming satisfaction and put down the […]
New Year’s resolutions never work out for me. Either I make my list laden with idealistic goals, forget what was on my list and where I put it, or never make one. Some years, instead of resolutions, I conduct mini Burning Bowl ceremonies, a practice I enjoy more than writing resolutions. I see the Burning […]