Category: The Weekly Rant

Being Naked

If you’re going to write, expose your soul. I still remember the first time I came across the term ‘write naked’. I was a teenager, so, of course, my brain went right into the gutter. I was shy and a bit terrified of my…

The Value Of Silence

Silence is one of the major thresholds of the world. – Anam Cara I’m a talker. Like, the second I meet you, I’m trying to work my life story into the conversation. I’ll start babbling on about my dogs, horses I’ve ridden, every character…

Writers Make People Nervous

“What are you writing?” This question is one I’ve had so often I can’t even count the number of times I’ve had to explain. The curiosity is never lessened. No matter how many times I try to tell someone I’m just writing a story,…

The Idle Writer

I think the best piece of writing advice – besides embracing my own life – that I ever got was to be idle. Now, this is something I used to do naturally, back when I first started writing. I would pause before putting pen…

Love Your Life

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this: I have nothing to write about. I bet every writer, at some point, has said those words to themselves. I know I have. I have damned myself for being too middle class, too white, too female, too…