Awakening the wild mind

“What writing, like Zen practice, does is bring you back to the natural state of mind, the wilderness of your mind where there are no refined rows of gladiolas. The mind is raw, full of energy, alive and hungry. It does not think in the way we were brought up to think – well-mannered, congenial.” - Natalie GoldbergTo listen, and to honour what I hear. ...more

Remembering my voice

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision – then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde...more

How to Write (Better): Clichés Are Rotten Apples Out to Spoil Your Whole Blog

Even though you have a burning desire to become a writer par excellence, you might find yourself sliding down the slippery slope of lazy language, spinning your wheels and getting stuck in the muddy waters of the bane of a wordsmith's existence: clichéd language. Clichés are the devil's work, and truth be known, you should avoid them like the plague. Writing a blog post full of clichés will make you green with jealousy when you read other writers who don't let cliches become a blight on the landscape. They don't let that sleeping dog lie, they run for the hills when they see a cliché coming round the bend. You know you'd like to learn to write cliché-free, too, as much as a fat baby likes candy.  The future of your blog depends upon it. Word. ...more

I bookmarked this list of clichés ...more