My latest birthday has been a reminder that writing is inevitably tied to other aspects of my life, for better or worse.
For years, stress prevented me from becoming the writer I wanted to be. In this post, I share some strategies that have worked to minimize stress in my everyday life.
I have written in a journal, diary, notebook - what I call it depends on my mood that day - off and on since I was seven years old, which is when I received my first journal as a Christmas gift. It was one of those simple kids' diaries with a plastic flowery cover and… Continue reading Using Journaling as a Writing Tool
Until recently, I believed in the concept of writer's block. Since I was young, I had heard people mention the artistic frustration writers get when they cannot find inspiration for their work and are subsequently unable to write. Writer's block is represented in a scene in Big Fish where Steve Buscemi's character, the poet Norther… Continue reading Why I No Longer Believe in Writer’s Block