Guest Authors—

Be stubborn.

A couple of years ago, Jennifer Louden interviewed me for her Teach Now course. This program teaches pedagogy and self-care for anyone who feels called to be a teacher, and I was delighted to be included as guest faculty. Since then, I have been following Jennifer’s work with admiration. Her writing is in service to […]

Margaret Atwood in my living room.

Remember my trip to San Miguel de Allende last year? Well, something else happened that week that I couldn’t tell you until now, because I couldn’t believe it was really happening and, well, I didn’t want to jinx it. Last year, Margaret Atwood and I started to collaborate on something for Story Is a State […]

What will happen if you don't write?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde   What happens if you suppress your creativity for too long? You invite depression. Last year, a friend introduced me to a Canadian writer named Alison Gresik. Like many writers, Alison had gradually prioritized Normal Life over […]

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