8 11, 2017

Seeking Craft at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Retreat & Finding My Writing Tribe

By | 2017-11-08T17:38:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Writer Conferences, Writer Retreats, Writing, Writing Community, Writing Craft|4 Comments

Finding my Tribe On September 20th, I made my way from Northern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend my first Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) Retreat. I was eager to learn more craft and apply it to my writing. I was so looking forward to the Story Genius master class with Lisa Cron, as well as the breakout discussions led by members. And those did not disappoint (more on those below)! But while I [...]

27 06, 2017

My Experience with Journal Writing

By | 2017-06-29T00:17:54+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Journal, Writing|4 Comments

Years ago, I was giving a presentation to a group of professional women on organizing and time management for the busy entrepreneur. In passing, I mentioned that I am an avid journal writer, and that my book, The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life, has pages for readers to journal at the end of each chapter. What followed amazed me. The participants asked tons of questions [...]

6 06, 2017

Wear Your Labels Proudly: Let That Creative Side Come Out to Play!

By | 2017-06-30T18:23:07+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Adventures, Creativity, Reading, Writing|8 Comments

We all have labels. Some of them we are born into, some of them others give us, and some of them we give ourselves. There are the ones that we are born into. For me, those include human, female, Italian American, New Yorker, and native English speaker. There are the personal labels that define our relationships to others. Wife, daughter, sister, savvy auntie, friend, furry baby mama. These are the labels that I wear in [...]