Get yourself a timer. Trust the direction you’ll be taken.


Today I listen to the echoes from inside only me. That is the story. That is the news.


Sending it—and myself—out into the world.


“We can’t patiently wait and hope the Muse will grace us with her presence.  You have to chase her down and fight, sometimes quite hard, to keep her nearby.”


In writing, there is much discussion of “the muse.” Who is it? Do we wait for him/her/it to appear, or go to work anyway?


When we moved my sister, who is an interior decorator, helped me set up our house. Set up as in decorate. I, alone, can tell you when a finished room looks good, but I can’t begin to tell you how to put it together. My spatial skills are barely adequate. She, on the other hand,


Before I began writing professionally (and for a long time while I was), I was a therapist. Therapists are dedicated to confidentiality and bound to it by law, except in very specific cases. As a writer, how do I reconcile writing essays that include other people while writing a really good essay as well? It’s


“Some things cross my path…I don’t think I can force ideas. I usually see something and it causes my brain to spin.” -Claudine McCormack Jalajas   Claudine McCormack Jalajas is an expert writer in the field of technical writing and learning, and the author of the contemporary weaving book Beaded Bracelets. For eighteen years she