Writing Made Easy: Write The Places

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Write what you see. Write what you feel. Write where you go. In celebration of places that inspire and the moments that we write. #tbt to that time my youngest guy and I fell in love with the most spectacular tree in Ireland–The King Oak. Charleville Castle, Tullamore. Places are my inspiration. Places imbue my […]

What if the words aren’t coming easily?

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For makers and creatives, our work is deeply interwoven with our lives. It is not a job that we can leave at the end of the day. Our art is who we are, and reflects the emotional place we are in at every given moment. What happens when your life makes it impossible for you […]

Getting Started is the Toughest Part (Pt. 1)

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Start with what’s easy. Start with the big story, and get the burst of energy that being productive on the page gives you. Tell your tale. Start there. Here is one way to get yourself writing today. Let me walk you through the way you can build up to telling your big story. Chances are […]

Writing As Sculpture 1

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I was struck today by how similar the writing process is to what I imagine the work of craftspeople who deal with tangible media like clay, wood or stone to be. I was brainstorming with a client of mine about her work.  She was in the place people I work with dream of arriving—a draft […]

Write your memoir because it feels sooooo good.

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Why would I write a memoir? Want an answer to that question you’re asking yourself? I can hear what you’re thinking….      “I’m not famous, I’m not an actor, I was not born into a well-known family.”      “I didn’t set a record, save 10,000 refugees, or develop a cure for blindness.”   […]