Choosing What Feedback

Writing groups provide the “Best way to learn to choose what feedback is important.” What do I mean by this? Well, let me start with a little writer’s community gossip. There’s a story going around that Hans Christian Andersen fell on his face and sobbed from getting critical feedback about his writing. (I’ve been there,Continue reading “Choosing What Feedback”

Over the Next Week

We’ll dig in a little more. I’m going to go over the conversation starters over the next week. I think we can keep working on this subject and keep developing some really great ideas for writers. It’s important to have solitude while you write and think and create, but it’s equally important to include othersContinue reading “Over the Next Week”

Get Perspective

I’ve been talking about writing groups for a couple days now so I thought tonight would be a good night to share another writers input on writing groups. Author Joani Elliott says something I love. She says,”Writing can be a lonely endeavor and a good writing group can help provide needed strength, feedback and perspectiveContinue reading “Get Perspective”

First Morning Thought

This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. Maya Angelou I have never heard this line before but I’d like to start my mornings with this one! I do love Maya Angelou so seeing that this quote is from here doubles my appreciation for it. I think a healthy amount of disciplineContinue reading “First Morning Thought”

A Message From My Child

“And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 18:3 This weekend I had such an inspiring message sent through my little one. Let me tell you, I saw this woman’s conference and I had to go. I signed up, followed allContinue reading “A Message From My Child”

This Poem Reminded Me How Love Feels

I’ve stepped away from poetry. I don’t really have a good reason why, but most likely it’s because of the novel. But this crawled right into my heart and made a romantic out of me. I have to share it because there’s always room for romantic love poetry. THE TRUELOVEby David Whyte There is aContinue reading “This Poem Reminded Me How Love Feels”

A Spider in Your Palm

You’ve showed up. You’ve said yes. You’ve stood at the door and knocked asking for answersLooking for a way to rise above the person you were last year. You’ve done your work in secret and shared what you had with the world. Now, the healing comes. Rolling hillsThe eyes that switch and shift in darknessonlyContinue reading “A Spider in Your Palm”

Walking on Sunshine

It’s time for you to come into your own. Don’t hold back. You are the energy that creates worlds. Abraham Hicks I’ve had a great week. I’m walking on sunshine right now taking in all these positive vibes. I’m riding this wave as long as it’s willing to carry me. Here I am, in aContinue reading “Walking on Sunshine”