Tag: writers

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2017 Writing Retreat at Lake Cuyamaca

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since my last writing retreat. And it’s not for lack of trying. Life has been quite busy in the meantime and I’ve been doing a lot more traveling than I normally do. Anyway, I finally managed to go on a writing retreat in October. My friend and I ended up deciding to do a camping writing … Read More 2017 Writing Retreat at Lake Cuyamaca

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An Evening With Neil Gaiman in Review

In an effort to become a better writer, I’ve been doing a lot of things lately that are kind of outside my comfort zone: 1. I joined a writer’s group. I’m still not sure why they like me, but I’ve spent enough time around horses to know not to look a gift horse in the mouth! 2. I went to a writer’s conference. Which … Read More An Evening With Neil Gaiman in Review

A Very Writerly Birthday

Yesterday, I turned 23. As you might expect, when your birthday is that close to Christmas, the two holidays kind become of extensions of each other. Usually they’re pretty split 50/50. This year, I noticed I definitely got more writing related things for my birthday from friends and family than for Christmas (which is not a bad thing either way, just an observation). I … Read More A Very Writerly Birthday

Marbles

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the … Read More Marbles