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Early morning pages

Crickets (the iPhone kind) wake me up at 5:30 every weekday morning. I reach over and shut off the alarm, then drag myself out of bed and head downstairs to make coffee. 598 more words


Split Open

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”

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Chicks, amiright?

I woke up this morning and, as is my custom, read a few pages of Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway. She talks about the male poets that she loved and how she didn’t really think about them as male, just  1,260 more words


Review: Writing Down the bones Part 2

There is freedom in being a writer and writing. It is fulfilling your function. I used to think freedom meant doing whatever you want. It means knowing who you are, what you are supposed to be doing on this earth, and then simply doing it.

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Review: Writing Down the bones Part 1

I started reading the book Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg a few days ago. As a writer I have this fervent desire to hone my craft, grow and become the best writer I can be. 121 more words


Day 12: New Book, Old Movie

On Tuesday, while eating lunch with my friend, I brought up the subject of transition. We discussed the discomfort, the unknowing, the misgivings and the reinterpretation and reinvention our own identities as we launch into the unfamiliar. 428 more words


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A Writing a Day

Susan, a friend and damn good writer, agreed to attend Natalie Goldberg’s writing workshop in 2015. Susan traveled from  Portland and I flew from Phoenix to Albuquerque, where we joined eight other women in a van headed to the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. 1,211 more words