Friday posts are part of an ongoing series of short nonfiction essays inspired by ordinary events. Each piece is an original, stand-alone essay of less than 500 words. (I'm posting this week's entry on Sunday, having spent the last few days catching my breath from Tuesday's election results. I'll be back on schedule this week.) I have what … Continue reading Flash Friday: On Twitter
Crickets (the iPhone kind) wake me up at 5:30 every weekday morning. When they chirp I reach over and shut the alarm off for 15 minutes, then drag myself out of bed and head downstairs to make coffee. I wait, pour myself a cup, then walk into my office and sit at my desk. I … Continue reading Notebook vs journal: What’s in a name?
I keep a writing notebook, thanks in part to a lifetime of journaling but mostly as a new habit I started after reading Natalie Goldberg's fantastic book, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. (If you haven't read it, please stop now and order it from your local bookstore or download it to your Kindle. It's a little … Continue reading The Notebook(s)