Mindfulness For Writers & Triathletes

This week at my Pilates class, I met Nathan Shearer, pictured above, and discovered that writers and world class triathletes have much in common. In fact, as writers embarked on a long project, we are triathletes! Nathan is about to compete in the 2016 Hawaii...

Playing With Words

What should we do when we don’t want to write? When the desire has died and the very thought of playing with words becomes a chore? Should we take a break? Or push on regardless? One day this week, I lay on my bed for a whole afternoon and lost myself in Jim...

Introducing My Idol, Maira Kalman

Perhaps you’ve met Maira before? Perhaps she’s your idol too? Delicious thought! If she is, we are soul mates because Maira is a rare and special treat. Where shall I begin? Maira is a New York artist, author, illustrator, writer, designer, photo-essayist,...

Get Real, Write Real, Find a Publisher

A few years ago, I was part of a panel discussing how best to find a publisher. One writer on the panel was self-published, another wrote non-fiction, another wrote for young adults, a fourth wrote popular fiction. Each stressed the obstacles to getting published....

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