Daily Writing Practice
Write every day. A hundred words or a thousand. It doesn't matter. Pick a time when you won't be interrupted and make a date with your inner muse. It might take a few days but they'll eventually show up and you'll be on your way to a beautiful relationship. There's so much on the internet to help you with your daily writing. Prompts. Journal ideas. Challenges and contests. Each year in November (National Novel Writing Month) and in April (National Poetry Writing Month), a school of us poets gather on The Waters Poetry Workshop and write a poem a day. It's a no judgment non-critique month of writing for the sheer joy of it. Join us won't you? Everyone is welcome.
Below are miscellaneous writings, mostly non-fiction.
Today I was rummaging through the garage and found a box labelled 'scrap writing'. Inside was a stack of old journals - spiral bound, stapled, decorated and plain. And yeah - a whole bunch of scrap writing. I'm actually going to toss all of these - but not without acknowledging the huge part they play in my writing.
Story Tracker is an app that helps writers keep track of their submissions and publications.
Proud to be included in this wonderful collection of poetry, fiction, personal narrative, and scripts.
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and poets across the globe are hunkering down to write a poem a day. Every year I emerge from NaPoWriMo with 30 new poems. What a great way to start the year!
An anthology of best poetry selected by Jennifer Finstrom from the archives of Eclectica Magazine, www.eclectica.org, celebrating 20 years online.
The door clicks shut behind me as I set out across the grass. It is wet, and a bit chilly, but the trees along the avenue are bursting with the flaming colours of autumn and the backdrop of dark grey clouds broken by blades of October sunshine creates a stunning fresco for my daily walk. I am snug in my raincoat and I pick up the pace. Published in the Squamish Reporter, February 2017
Published August 10th 2008 by Grey Hen Press