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The inner critic is everywhere! But that won’t stop us, no!

Recently I had the pleasure of teaching at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop‘s Dive Into Your Story: Where do you get your ideas?. We dealt with the inner critic and how to renegotiate the relationship, moving aside the noise so we can … Continue reading

Letter to the Inner Critic (11/19/17)

Here’s a leftover I meant to post from my November inner critic letter-a-day challenge (to myself). Uncooked, raw, basically how it came out. Also: in the letter below, where I write “I was born to fly”, I would clarify that … Continue reading

Letter to the inner critic: Day 5 (fragments for the lying liar)

(I blogged here about writing a letter to the inner critic for 30 days. You are still/always welcome to join me! Fragments from today’s letter are below. Disclaimer: The inner critic, for me, is many things, and can sometimes be … Continue reading

“Go away, you rainsnout…” NOVEMBER! (30 days with the inner critic)

Dear people, I am issuing a gift/challenge/invitation for the month of November (a month I love to abhor, by way of Tom Waits’ “November,” which you can see him perform here and read lyrics below.). (If you read this after November, … Continue reading

(Ode to the inner critic, Monday)

(By Andrea Davis Pinkney, from her book, The Red Pencil. This poem seems to be a sort of ode to the inner critic.) ERASE At the red pencil’s end stands a hard lump of clay. I do not like its green. So … Continue reading


My intent is to help participants develop and sustain healthy, productive creative practices within academic, artistic, and community settings. By integrating mindfulness and a sense of play, we re-envision the relationship with the inner critic, and liberate our self-expression. Below … Continue reading

(#me too) A raw list…

  …of what’s helping me heal from childhood sexual abuse. In no particular order. Dancing. These days, dancing = attending my awesome Zumba class in Yellow Springs. It’s liberating. It’s helping me unwind the long-bound-up energy in my pelvis. When I … Continue reading

Today’s writing headlines

MORNING HEADLINES NONFICTION: I finished typing up the Bewildering Whatever-it-is begun at Omega with Nick Flynn (and mentioned here). I don’t know what it is or will be. I keep thinking of it as a coil of DNA for a … Continue reading

Register NOW for Writer’s Play Time!

WRITER’S PLAY TIME Rediscover and liberate your sense of play! Unleash your creative spark! Demystify and disarm the inner critical voice that’s holding you back! Nourish any creative process. Inspired by the work of Lynda Barry (Artist and author of … Continue reading

Mark your calendars: (Free!) Writer’s Play Time in September

I’m thrilled to offer WRITER’S PLAY TIME, a FREE (!) WORKSHOP AT YELLOW SPRINGS LIBRARY, Sunday, September 10, 2017. In other words: Rediscover and liberate your sense of play! Unleash your creative spark! Demystify and disarm the inner critical voice … Continue reading