The Writing Life

Welcome to pages devoted to starting, deepening and exploring your own writing practice. Learn how to get yourself going and to keep going at Getting Started. Please also read my suggested Writing Groundrules, which are designed to give you enough structure and support so that you can free up your more authentic writing voice. Finally, check out the amazing sayings about the writing life by Kansas native poet William Stafford at Staffordisms. Remember that, to quote Stafford, “Language does what it can’t say” and “Treat the world as if it really existed.”

Radio shows & Podcasts: Listen to recordings of writing prompts you can try at home 

Writing Prompts: Visit these links for additional writing prompts you can try.

Essays About Writing: In addition to these links, you can search on my blog for “Writing Life” to find more prompts.