What will yours be?   Consider a major decision in your life, and imagine if you had said 'no' instead of 'yes' - or 'yes' instead of 'no'. How would that change your outcome? Write the letter to yourself, at the moment of turning point, that could have changed your mind. Then, fictionalize the story - … Continue reading regrets

“let them eat cake”

Why has this phrase been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, when there is no record of her saying it? Apparently because Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his autobiography, Confessions, wrote this: "I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche." Wikipedia People assumed.   … Continue reading “let them eat cake”

Frankenstein and redemption

Think of your stories as your Frankensteins –made from the lost limbs stitched together, and animated by the cell memories, of people you’ve known. What shape will they take, grafted together in a plot that requires they move in synchrony. Built into this unnatural union is the tragedy and yearning it takes to invent redemption.  photo:Rosendahl

innovative, incisive, instructive support for writers

  There is eloquence in everyone. Writing creatively – whether fiction or nonfiction – can spark and inform personal investigation, leading us to discover and express aspects of ourselves and our relationships we might not otherwise have seen. As a writer I have merged my background in creative writing and counseling to create a unique coaching … Continue reading innovative, incisive, instructive support for writers