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.
- The Magazine of Yoga for an extensive archive, featuring many poetry prompts focusing on yoga and writing.
- Turning Rotten Lemons into Fresh Pages
- Whole Latte Life: Writing Views from a Poet Laureate
- More on The Writing Life in the blog, including posts on writing, publishing, touring, readings, and resilience.
Essays About Writing: In addition to these links, you can search on my blog for “Writing Life” to find more prompts.
- Swimming in a Big Pool of Words: The Power of Community Writing Workshops
- Write from the Earth
- Wreckage, Wonder & Ways Through the Impossible (an essay on the writing life in seven parts): The Writer As Child, The Writer as Mother, “What Falls Away is Always. And is Near”, You Can and Actually Have to Go Home Again, The Writer as Witness, An Occasion for the Writer, Jubilee.