When It Clicks

College, first semester freshman year, I had a professor (in a non-writing class) who taught me one of the most useful skills I have ever learned: freewriting. "For the next minute [or three, or five], put pencil to paper and Do Not Stop! If you cannot think of anything to write, write that. If that … Continue reading When It Clicks

Embroidery

Today's post resonates in my creative soul. During a recent conversation about creativity I heard myself say, "I need a hobby that is not also my job." I write for work, I write for my blog, and I write for my sanity. And sometimes, I just need to slam the computer shut. Which doesn't stunt my urge to create, however. … Continue reading Embroidery

Once a Musician…

I played piano from the time I was five years old until nerves exploded in my fingers and caused me to bomb my first college piano recital. I have only ever been able to play notes on the page, carefully studied and ingrained into muscle memory. Which gives me all the more appreciation for friends … Continue reading Once a Musician…