Present Sense Awareness

This exercise brings together meditation and writing suggestions designed to help you heighten your awareness of the things you see, smell, taste, hear, and feel.






Quote of the Week

“You can tell someone is beautiful by the attention you give to description. You should give that kind of love to everything you describe.”—Janet Fitch






Cultivating the Creative

This is the fourth in a series of occasional posts, an A-to-Z guide designed to help you nurture your passion for writing. “D” stands for dream and discover.






Power Postures and Writing the Body

Here are some insights from the AROHO retreat on writing and the body, plus a bonus video by Amy Cuddy on power postures that increase confidence.






Dust Off Your Faerie Wings and Play

Tap into your playful, childlike energy to write more freely and have more fun when you write. Ideas here!






The Exquisite Corpse … and Other Writing Exercises for Kids of All Ages

A week’s worth of writing exercises to share with kids, from award-winning writer Sandra Hunter.






On Blossoming

Another writing lesson cultivated in my garden, right next to the beans.






Writing Stories in Scenes

Here’s a fabulous writing exercise that can help fiction and nonfiction writers practice the art of writing a story in scenes.






Liza Donnelly on the Life of Our Bodies

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly talks about “the social and political implications of the woman’s body” while showing the cartoons she’s created over the years.






Exploring the Feminine

Enjoy this guided meditation and writing exercise, from my presentation at the AROHO retreat.