Movement to unlock creativity

When I close my eyes and settle into savasana at the end of a yoga class, the final relaxation pose, I am often flooded with scenes from future stories. In this state of total relaxation, creativity blossoms, characters manifest, and ideas multiply. To explore this state of creative inspiration with fellow writers, I am leading […]

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Celebrating a growing community of writers

When you stumble upon fellow scribes who share a similar passion and joy for writing, hold on fast. Don’t let go of opportunities to connect and get out of your cave to practice, share, and collaborate. In the past few years Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided ongoing support to local writers through regular workshops, marathons, […]

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Exploring connections within

On New Year’s Eve, I lost my voice. Instead of bringing in the New Year with joyful shouts, I was forced to celebrate in silence. Practicing silence, however, was an invitation to connect to a deeper and more profound voice within. I began to notice and pay closer attention to whatever emotions or thoughts came […]

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Embrace your winter you

When the winter sun arrives change is inevitable. I feel a profound shift, inside and out, from my heels to my hair. I get the winter blues, spend more time indoors, and crave ice cream and pizza, which I would love to be able to subsist on to get me through the winter. I constantly […]

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On habits of highly productive writers

Napping was not on a recent list of habits of highly productive writers featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education but I think it should be. Napping is a practice in letting go of any judgment about doing nothing. When you sit down at your desk and stare at a blank screen you are sitting […]

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Allow space to create

I noticed the cow standing guard at a clearing in the woods. He had wandered into the forest and watched as we trekked to an area of moss-covered rocks. It was sometime after 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I had led a group on a hike during a recent Jersey City Writers rustic retreat […]

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Chasing the sunrise

You can always return to chasing the sunrise until you get back to your normal or figure out what a normal writing routine looks like for you. What matters is returning to the practice day after day.

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