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In Heaven

“As every author — and every reader — knows, writing well is the best trip of all.” Gore Vidal “Don’t even worry about writing ‘well’ ; just writing is heaven.” Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones When we sit down … Continue reading

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Cracking Open

“We think in sentences, and the way we think is the way we see. If we think in the structure subject/verb/direct-object, then that is how we form our world. By cracking open that syntax, we release energy and are able … Continue reading

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Timely Tipster

Fan flash: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg is one of my favorite books on the storyteller’s craft. My copy is well-thumbed and marked up and I often turn to it for inspiration when penning my posts.Natalie has a … Continue reading

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Ordinary, Extraordinary

“We must remember that everything is ordinary and extraordinary. It is our minds that open or close….Go so deep into something that you understand its interpenetration with all things. Then automatically the detail is imbued with the cosmic; they are … Continue reading

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Psychic Space

“A perfect studio has always told me that the person is afraid of his own mind and is reflecting in his outward space an inward need for control. Creativity is just the opposite: it is a loss of control.” Natalie … Continue reading

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Deep Listening

“Be submissive to everything. Open. Listening.” Jack Kerouac To loosen up some mental and physical cobwebs, I’ve been taking a yoga class with a wonderful instructor named Rebecca. She has a very elegant way of using words to describe different … Continue reading

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Twice Born

Did you ever have the experience of rereading something you’d written some time ago and feeling surprised about what you’d come up with? Anyone who’s been writing for a while knows the feeling — revisiting a piece is often like … Continue reading

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