In My Poetry Era

Once upon a time, I was a poet.

As a teenager and in my 20s I wrote and read poetry nearly every single day. In graduate school, I taught poetry too. I performed spoken word at venues across the Bay Area.I saw poetry in everything from a sunset to the run in the pantyhose of a woman walking by.


Why Busy Writers Should Journal

Writers should journal even if they feel like their schedule is too hectic to make the time. I know that if you’re a busy writer you may feel like journaling is a waste of time. After all, shouldn’t any time that you have to write be spent working on your book or blog or an article, essay, or poem? What’s the point in using that precious time to write words that no one else will see? 

If this is your mindset about journaling, my mission is to change it. 


Breaking All the Blogging Rules

This month I’m breaking all the blogging rules. This month I’m taking on Jami Attenberg’s #1000wordsofsummer challenge, which calls for writers to write 1,000 words daily for the first 14 days of June. This month I will write words for myself, not an ever-changing algorithm. 


How to Journal Every Day

If you want to journal every day, you’ve got to be intentional and not simply hope that it’s going to happen. You need to plan to journal and then commit to sticking with the plan.

You need a time, a place, and a plan.