Category Archives: Creative non-fiction

Use Two Hands

“Use two hands,” I used to say. I don’t have to say it often anymore. She knows when to use two hands. For hugs, for spreading open to the world, for twirling, for riding her two-wheeler.

Two hands to paint bold masterpieces of my heart, and, in measured time, two hands to hold her work back so as to cast a critical eye. Two hands to add a dab, a spot, a splosh.

Two hands hold onto mine because she wants to dance and for her, dancing is largely variations on Ring Around the Rosie.

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Interview at WOW! Women on Writing

Good Monday to you!

I am pleased to announce an essay of mine, “The Involuntary Starts” was a runner-up in the first ever WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Contest.

Part of that honor was to get interviewed by the folks over at WOW. Boy, do they know how to get to the crux of a writer’s process. No glib answers, just stark truths about writing, influences, and inspiration.

You can read the original essay here.

The interview based on that essay is here.

Heartfelt thanks to the people over at WOW! Women on Writing.

 

Here Comes The Sun (Again), So I’m Wearing My Best Shorts

I’ve received a lot of happy news this week.

I am so excited to be back in The Sun again this month. The theme was “What Matters Most.” You can read my submission here, and I strongly encourage you to get a subscription to this gorgeous magazine.

I mean, this cover alone is stunning:

I also found out that the film I produced and co-wrote, Fixed Up, won top honors at the Best Shorts Competition this past week. I’ll be blogging more about that in coming days.

For now, we are knee-deep in Spring Break, here where the weather is gray and windy. We warm ourselves with takeout wings and sit close on the couch to watch finals of games I could care less about, but that fascinate the rest of my gang.

It’s pretty wonderful.

May your team win or lose with abandon.