Category: Inspiration

Timeout for Teachers

Dear Teacher, By this point, you’ve survived the flu, the stomach bug, and emotional outbursts from that one student in your classroom who never, ever misbehaves at home. “No problem,” you tell your principal as you wonder if the bottle…

Gateway Writers Rule!

In early December I was fortunate enough to spend some time as a visiting writer with members of the Gateway Arts writing group. Gateway Arts, located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is “dedicated to providing individualized, arts-based services to adults with disabilities,…

To Thine Own (Writerly) Self Be True

Sometimes I drive myself crazy. I procrastinate. I suffer from imposter syndrome. And to be perfectly honest, I’m a little lazy. But over the years, I’ve monitored my writing habits and learned techniques to leverage my weaknesses, as well as…

Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland

In my last post, I was about to leave for Germany to do some research for my novel.  I had two precious days in Leipzig, my protagonist’s hometown. The city is less than two hours by train from Berlin. About…