Writing as Presence

Write a 5-Sentence Mini Memoir

I’ve “found” my voice, then, just where it ought to have been, in the body-warmed breath escaping my lungs and throat. Nancy Mairs   One of my mentoring clients mentioned recently that a writing teacher once told her 90 percent of writing comes down to “butt in chair.”   True, your butt has to be […]

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Writing as an Act of Presence: “Sheer Off” into Narrative This Season

Menorahs in windows. Lights on trees. Kinaras on table tops. Pilgrimages. Winter solstice. Family. Friends. Gifts. Giving. Presents.   The list of traditions we enjoy this time of year is long, varied, and lovely. No matter which holiday(s) we celebrate, at the heart of our traditions is an invitation to slow down and notice who […]

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