Planning and Writing

    A Newbie Writer Doesn’t Have To Do It Alone

    Writing can be lonely. Starting out daunting. But you don’t have to do it alone.

    I have posted previously how I love my writer’s groups and the good they have done me. As a newbie writer last year, I was clueless. How to write, how to structure, determine my audience, stay committed.

    I was so lucky to find right away a group of writers in San Miguel de Allende where I make my home. They have been incredibly welcoming and encouraging. And it is so helpful to check in with them every week. Feel a commitment.

    I have increased my circle after being introduced to other groups. It is like crochet, each loop brings you to another way to grow.

    Over the year, I have taken part in workshops through the San Miguel Writer’s Conference and Literary Sala, and elsewhere. Each one opening up my mind and giving me a hand towards improvement.

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  • Mental Health Planning and Writing

    I Am In A Slump

    I took a significant break from my memoir for the month of March. I spent the time engrossed in a few writer’s workshops and got some much-needed mental boosts. Then, the…

  • Contests and Stuff

    Top Five Finalists

    It is with great pleasure I announce the five finalists in my essay writing contest “Embrace the Changing You.” Again, the prompt for the contest was: Write about a positive change…

  • Freedom and Independence

    Why Fear?

    There are many times in my life that I have felt genuine fear. And there are many times when others told me to be fearful. These are not necessarily the same…