Monday, October 9, 2017

"It’s the unknown in oneself, one’s head, one’s body. Writing is not even a reflection, but a kind of faculty one has, that exists to one side of oneself, parallel to oneself: another person who appears and comes forward, invisible, gifted with thought and anger, and who sometimes, through his own actions, risks losing his life."

—Marguerite Duras, Writing

Friday, October 6, 2017

Most days, I send a writing quote to my Hudson Valley Writers' Center class. Here is today's quote, from Gloria AnzaldĂșa:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

“Finding yourself in a hole, at the bottom of a hole, in almost total solitude, and discovering that only writing can save you. To be without the slightest subject for a book, the slightest idea for a book, is to find yourself, once again, before a book. A vast emptiness. A possible book. Before nothing. Before something like living, naked writing, like something terrible, terrible to overcome. I believe that the person who writes does not have any ideas for a book, that her hands are empty, her head is empty, and that all she knows of this adventure, this book, is dry, naked writing, without a future, without echo, distant, with only its elementary golden rules: spelling, meaning.”
—Marguerite Duras, WRITING

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Registration Now Open for Year of Your Book Fall Session

Register now for Year of Your Book fall session at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center. Newcomers welcome! Use the CONTACT ME form to send me an email if you'd like more info. I'm always happy to hear about your project and answer your questions.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grant for Writers With Kids

If you're a writer who's raising one or more kids, check out the Sustainable Arts Foundation grant. Deadline August 31.

Monday, August 7, 2017