Feeding the Holy, crafting a spirit

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Photo: Thad Ring So many thoughtful souls keep us company when we’re on a path of creating. “Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art…

At the shores of discovery

Struggling with your writing process? Feel like you’ve hit the wall? Read Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s blog post below. Phyllis has the gift of explaining those moments that we feel we are sinking in quicksand, but her gift extends to showing us the way out.

You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
After much international formatting and file assembly spread over two different time zones and several thousand miles, we have managed to get You’re Not Alone available for pre-order on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk the links for the respective sites are below. Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432472635&sr=8-10&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1432471513&sr=8-14&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Please help us…

My anger is real and just.

Originally posted on Magic of Stardust and Words:
Federico Bebber Warning. I’m super grumpy. I almost dread what’ll come out of my mouth. Skimming through my newsfeed, I detest the catchy psycho-babble nonsense that’ll cure your [insert any label] in 10 quick easy tips!” All I hear is blah, blah, blah.  Flip [scroll] the page and…

Pedaling And Writing My Way Through Life

Cindy, my best friend and housemate and I have been working hard to get ourselves on a regular schedule of alternating between walking across the Ravenel Bridge, from Mt Pleasant to Charleston and back to Mt Pleasant, which is approximately a 5 mile walk; to locating and discovering the local bike trails to change things…

The Nuances of Twitter

Please Don’t do that! Please don’t drop your head into the palm of your hand and moan, “Oh gawd, please not another one!” because of this, I promise you, is not ‘just’ another one. I’ve been making mental notes about the activity that I have found disspiriting regarding Twitter for several months, and I decided today,…

Journeying Into Nature

Sunday, I tweeted, “As a writer, I sometimes get lost. Today, I rode my bike 10 miles into nature and it was her sounds, smells, and lighting that guided me home.” My writing voice often gets lost when I am separated from nature for extended periods of time. Several years ago, I lived in Wickford,…

Why I Welcome Criticism of My Writing

I’ve repeatedly mentioned in my scribbling here and there that I began writing as a ‘tiny tot’. It’s what I did in place of speaking because I was repeatedly told, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard.” So, I shut my mouth and I started writing. My pronunciation was horrendous, but you would…

The Ebb and Flow of Relationships

“We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.” – Nayyirah Waheed When I chose to write this blog post on the ebb and flow of relationships, I did not stop to consider the raw emotion I would experience while writing my way through to completion. The idea came to me as I was reading emails my dad…