• writing

    The Magic of the Short Story

    When I first started writing, short story was my go-to style. I thought that writing a short story would be easier than a novel, which was my goal. In the many years of my own writing and facilitating writing workshops, this seems to be a popular opinion of many amateur writers . I soon found that writing a short story isn’t easier than writing a novel. It takes great skill to develop characters and plot in a shorter amount of time and this can take many re-writes to get right. Let’s first define a short story. A short story technically…

  • Work in progress

    My Camino Journey, an excerpt

    Just over a year ago I walked the Camino de Santiago on my own. I went with no real idea why but felt pulled towards it. It really did feel like everything conspired to make it happen. As I’ve been…

  • Telling Your Story

    Remember Being a Child?

    Do you remember being a child? How everything was new and interesting and there wasn’t the anxiety around the responsibility of being an adult? Not everyone was lucky enough to have a carefree childhood but for the majority of us…