Accepting the…Bad?

“If you find your here and now intolerable…you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.” Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now I planned to write this post about accepting our good. I will, soon, but first we have to understand how to accept the bad. When there is hardship, heartbreak, sadness, it may seem that there…

Accepting the Struggle

When I get my head out of the negative struggle, I can create in bursts. Wonderful, short bursts of beautiful things.

I Write By Hand…

Pen and paper…I can edit on the computer. I can transcribe into Scrivener and Word. But when it comes to creating, I’ve got to do things the old fashioned way. For me, new ideas and new scenes flow better when there is pen to paper. Not to get all English teacher-y but I will…here’s an article on handwriting: What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades … and…

Greetings from the Bird Room

I’m happy to say that I’ve talked to everyone staying here now at the Weymouth house (maybe, unless there is someone in hiding. And that’s entirely possible). I’m here with two other novelists and a playwright. It’s interesting to see the different patterns of how people write. For the most part, I write in bed. Pillows propped up behind me. Coffee and water on…

I Don’t Have to Talk to Anyone and Other Reasons I Like Residencies

We share a wing in author James Boyd’s house, part of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. Four or five writers are here now. I’m not sure of the numbers because few of us leave our rooms, except for occasional necessities. Every once in a while, two or more folks end up in the kitchen at the same time. They chat for…