Let’s Write Category

Time to Write: The Stories We Tell

What’s your story? When uttered by an adult, that phrase usually struck fear into the heart of young Beth, suggesting I’d made a wrong choice, a bad decision, or run my big mouth when I shouldn’t have. In fact, an iteration of that question asked by my 5th grade teacher in a moment of haste […]

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Time to Write: Getting Words to the Page

Now that we have all this space and paper, what on earth do we begin to write about? This may be the easy part for you–you may have been wanting to write for quite some time, but lacked the impetus. Stories of your grandkids, poems about your travels, a blog about breakfast cereals. Perhaps the […]

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Space and Place: Where Do You Write?

As a followup to Friday’s lesson on Finding Physical Space to write, I’ve been scouring the internet for more advice and insight on this topic. I believe that knowing if you’re a multi-space or only-at-the-desk kind of writer matters as much as the words you put on paper. There is no right or wrong when […]

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Time to Write: Finding Physical Space

Recently, I have not felt settled. Whether this is due to the change of seasons, going back to my classroom (this time with students) on Monday, or the planetary alignment, I have struggled mightily to find my way through my daily routine in a way that gets my many daily tasks accomplished with any fidelity. […]

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Time to Write: Creating Mental Space

I recently began coursework to become a meditation teacher. Over the course of the last several years and especially during COVID, I finally managed to pin down a seated meditation practice that had become part of my every day. Sometimes I’d sit fifteen minutes; other times I managed to calm myself down into an hour […]

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Pens over Pixels: 5 Articles on the Value of Writing Longhand

As a followup to our first lesson on writing Friday, (Time to Write! Let’s Get Tactile) , I’ve curated a collection of five articles that investigate the paper & pencil vs. keyboard and screen conundrum. Mostly for your reading pleasure, as I geek out on such debates–remember, the ultimate choice is yours and how it […]

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Time to Write: Let’s Get Tactile

Most non-writers have an idea that those of us who love to spend our waking hours sculpting words into something coherent do so because we have special gifts, talents, or connections to higher powers or even that we’re somehow smarter than the average person. While I won’t blow the covers of my creative colleagues, the […]

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