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Spotlight on Cynthia Pierce Liefeld: Psychologist, Scuba Diver, Writing Workshop Creator

“I’ve wanted to write children’s stories for a long time, but I thought it would be best for me to put such a large goal aside and open myself up to ‘writing from the heart.’ I found the writing prompts to be inspirations for reflecting on both my childhood and adulthood…”

Continue Reading June 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Sharon Ann Wildey, Writer

Sharon Ann Wildey is a lawyer, ordained minister, conflict mediator, teacher, writer, and poet who mentors young men and women from a variety of professions and countries. She participated in Writing from the Heart in the fall of 2010…

Continue Reading January 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

Spotlight on Renee Canter Johnson, Novelist

First in a series of interviews with “Writing from the Heart” alums, featuring their stories and their work…

Continue Reading November 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm 3 comments

Does Writing from the Heart Really Matter?

“I believe that if one of us cares enough to write something, someone else will care enough to read it,” says Julia Cameron, [and adds] “We are all in this together, I believe, and our writing and reading one another is a powerful comfort to us all…”

Continue Reading October 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm Leave a comment

rules of spontaneous prose (by jack kerouac)

Jack Kerouac’s brilliant, heartfelt advice about writing. Typically, silliness mixed in with profound wisdom. What a great mind and a loving heart the man had!

Continue Reading February 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Is My Book Idea Worth Pursuing?

I am often asked by hesitant, would-be authors if I would take a look at their manuscripts and then tell them whether I think their idea for a book is “worth pursuing.” I always look at the work before answering the question. But, to be honest, I have never yet answered that question with a “no.” And it’s hard for me to imagine the circumstances in which I ever would. Here’s why…

Continue Reading November 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm 3 comments

Habits and Techniques of Writers: Storytelling

Storytelling is not about conveying information. It’s about the joy of entering a world created by the storyteller, a world that can be entered and enjoyed as many times as the story is told well.

And whose story is worth telling? Everyone’s.

Continue Reading January 19, 2011 at 6:29 am 2 comments

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