Old writing skills: new uses for real life problems

Oh, help, my summer writing school is less than two weeks away! I’ve been preparing seriously for a couple of weeks. Now it gets super-serious, tick tock! “Write into life” brings a brand new emphasis to my work. I’ve taught writing skills to thousands of people — for poetry, fiction, plain language, digital writing, corp … Continue reading Old writing skills: new uses for real life problems

Writing heals: the story of Mrs D

Writing can heal. Some people discover this through therapy (or perhaps an online writing course like Write Over Divorce), and some people make it happen all by themselves. Lotta Dann was a wife-and-mother with a perfect life and a drinking problem. One day she decided privately, suddenly, independently, urgently, to stop drinking alcohol. She didn't seek help or join AA or … Continue reading Writing heals: the story of Mrs D

My first video course: Write Over Divorce

For months and months I have been working on my very first video course for Write Into Life. Topic: Write Over Divorce — how to get over the lingering pain of a broken relationship in three weeks simply by working through a series of writing exercises. Now the course is ready! It's public! It's available! This is an advertisement for something I'm … Continue reading My first video course: Write Over Divorce

What to do in an earthquake: write

You freeze until you register what's happening: a long, strong earthquake shaking the bed east-west-east. And shaking. During that everlasting two minutes, you stop, drop and cover under a table or doorway. The shaking stops and you put on random clothes and locate the bug-off bag in case you have to leave. Immediately a series of aftershocks begins. Earthquake routine: texting Ever … Continue reading What to do in an earthquake: write