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A useful process from Lynda Barry

Since attending WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE with Lynda Barry at Omega Institute in July, I’ve used a process Lynda (aka Professor Andretti) described for writing her amazing novel, Cruddy. I adapted the steps a bit to write a short story. My … Continue reading

Lynda Barry, Omega Institute workshop (scratching the surface)

I can’t yet write deeply/fully about my experience at Lynda Barry’s WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE Omega Institute workshop last week, because it’s all still coalescing, and it’s summertime, and I just don’t have the mind space word space right now.  But I wrote a … 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

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

Use your hands.

I just found a great piece of advice (with an exercise!) from Lynda Barry on the Omega website. “I’m worried about our relationship to our hands, and the kind of intuition they make possible. One of the things I love … 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

Everyone gets an A

“Everyone gets an A for napping.” —Lynda Barry, 7/25/16, WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE, Rhinebeck, NY.

Craving Omega (an ode to tahini)

Last summer, I went to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, for a workshop with Lynda Barry. (I’ve blogged about her here.) The food at Omega was really good and really healthy. There was a lot of tahini, especially in a … Continue reading

Short story accepted!

I’m thrilled to announce that my short story “Curb Day” was accepted for Shadows and Tall Trees 7, forthcoming from Undertow Publications. It’s particularly exciting to me because, as I blogged here, in writing this piece, I adapted a process from Lynda Barry‘s … Continue reading

writing from typing, typing from writing, etc.

After writing the short story I blogged about here, I tried another Lynda Barry-inspired approach. Looking at a problematic paragraph in my almost-finished novel (a reader had noticed some point of view shifts and was pulled out of the story), rather … Continue reading