Category: "Poetry // Inspiration"

A New Year’s Invocation

January 5th, 2016 | no comments

  Let me not seek A new me In this new year   Breathe into me An unconquerable courage To call back The lost or dead-end parts of myself That went into hiding Long ago   Let me alchemize my ashes Into bold new flames   Give me the strength To love all the lost-boys And feral-girls Within my psyche…

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What Makes a Great Story, Anyway?

October 10th, 2015 | 3 comments

Why do we judge some stories as “great” and others as “nothing special”?   Is it mass appeal? Dramatic tension? Complexity? Simplicity? Meaning? Movement?   Three stories touched me this week. And this got me thinking…what makes a story “great” anyway?   What are the commonalities? Are they merely entertaining or told well or simply to my taste? Or is…

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13 Ways You’ll Break My Heart

August 18th, 2015 | 2 comments

There are endless ways we deny who we are, what we think and what we feel. We don’t trust the sound or shape of our own stories, so we grasp for more exciting ones. Or, we don’t believe our own experience matters, so we reach for those expert opinions perched upon unnaturally high altars. It’s good to know the facts,…

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10 Ways Writing is Just Like Sex

July 3rd, 2015 | no comments

1. Sometimes you’re hot for it. And sometimes you need extra time to warm-up.   2. You can buy all the products, guidebooks and tools you like, but you’ll learn the most through actually doing it.   3. You may create something that wasn’t there before.   4. Taking it too seriously will kill the passion and spontaneity.   5….

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