This piece is the result of the final prompt in the final workshop of a series I recently facilitated on the craft of description. The prompt had us first choose a mundane object from the rooms we were writing in, then describe an emotion as if it were that object.
Another short piece from my workshop series about describing action. The prompt was related to pacing and using sentence length to alter the pacing of action.
From a craft prompt focused on describing places, this emerged...
The prompt for this poem was to begin writing using the words, "I am but..."
What do you worry about? All the things I worry about are quantities...
This prose-poem is about my paternal grandfather, who always walks with me.
Rain Forest Sonnet
I wrote this rhymed poem, a sonnet, by request of family members who prefer rhymed poetry.
Nonsense: A Case for Poetry
Why everybody needs poetry.
Getting Creative to Enhance Interpersonal Connections
Creativity can be a key for walking through difficulties, especially interpersonal ones.
Split Personality: Rebalancing Self
My success in business has relied on my left and right brain being equally capable, but things got unbalanced, and ...
Denying Myself: On Being My Own Worst Enemy
I was DOING the things that I was consciously walking around telling myself and others that I couldn’t or didn’t or wouldn’t do...
“You hide it well”: Starting to Do The Thing Again
Along with “You hide it well,” I also hear this a lot: “You’re so brave”. But what I’m doing doesn’t feel brave at all. It feels necessary...