A Garden in Winter

As the new year rolls in, I find myself on a threshold where expectations, sparks of ideas, and new writing meet. Many fellow writers seem to be here now. Each in our own way, we're venturing out. We're longing to honor our writing selves. We sense that there is writing nearby that may lead us toward the heart of our voices. But this work can feel murky, and it doesn't always play nice with other people's expectations. I've been tussling with that, and along the way, this reflection came through. I recorded it to share with others, as creative grounding for the new year.

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Unlock Your Writing with Metaphor

It’s one thing to get something written, but what if you want to make your writing sing? One of the most meaningful practices is tuning in to images and metaphors as they surface on the page. This post shares more on what metaphor is, two ways it makes for stronger writing, and a 20-minute practice you can try with your own writing.

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