Generosity

Generosity

I’ve been mulling over the topic of generosity lately, dear writers. Of the writers I meet, there is a particular set of worries I want to address. I can’t tell you how many people I meet who don’t want to start blogging, hire a coach, or promote their material online...
Criticism on My Desk

Criticism on My Desk

By Mary Jane Fraser The hard way is often the best. It may not seem like it at the time but often events in one’s life can seem wrong only to find later that they were the best of gifts. An example is when I gave a travel slide show at the Whatcom Museum. People came...
Wising Up: What a trip!

Wising Up: What a trip!

By Barbara Clarke Regarding gaining wisdom… Where to begin? In childhood, of course. In my complicated family, wisdom was reserved for the grownups and dispensed like Pez whenever conflict arose. By conflict I mean those awkward moments when I challenged my...
Why You Can’t Get Your Book Done Alone

Why You Can’t Get Your Book Done Alone

If you’ve got a book in your heart that is NOT on the page yet, this blog post is for you. As you know by now, I’m a huge believer that anyone who has a story living inside of them MUST write that story—or find some other way to perform it for other people (on stage,...
Follow Your Own Instincts!

Follow Your Own Instincts!

Since I posted my birthday wish, I’ve gotten so many lovely lessons from friends and acquaintances. Below is one from my friend and former coaching client, Diana Dodds. Diana served as a nurse for many decades. Here she talks about the lesson she learned to say...
Truth vs Fact

Truth vs Fact

I’ve been a teacher my whole adult life. At eighteen I was teaching Sunday school. Then I went to college and got a B.Ed in English and theater. I taught ESL for eight years, high school English for two, several college classes in various institutions, community...
We the People

We the People

Resistance against inequality, commentary on the dark ironies of culture, and expression of effective anger against injustice have ALWAYS been within the purview of writers. Recently I was telling a friend that I was taking part in a year-long blogging project focused...

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