Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future

Do you ever feel like your arms are being stretched in two directions, caught in a tug of war between worlds? Like you used to know where your life was going, but you took a few minutes to meander to the side of the road to smell the bluebonnets, and now you can barely remember … Continue reading Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future

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Forge Your Own Comeback

“...if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself.” (Ray Bradbury)   In the years before I started this … Continue reading Forge Your Own Comeback

Don’t Think: When Writer’s Block Meets Self Doubt

I have dozens of half-written blog posts that linger on my computer, posts on beautiful topics like post-graduation devastation, the insecurities that emerge in our writing practice, and divine dissatsisfaction. I want to unleash them into the world, but these writings don’t have much soul yet. The words don’t pop from my screen – they … Continue reading Don’t Think: When Writer’s Block Meets Self Doubt