Does staying informed tune you into the zeitgeist or plummet you into paralysis? Are you able to stop the 24-hour news monster from gobbling up all your writing time? Do you secretly fear that if you unplug, your art […]
For our first Siren Salon, we decided to take on a topic that was suggested more than once by respondents to our survey: rediscovering joy in creating and the creativity we had […]
Do you ever look back at when you first started writing—college or high school or even before that—and remember the joy that writing itself brought you? Do you remember how it felt […]
Is Your Writer Self Lonely, Frustrated, and Overwhelmed? Does it feel as if the demands of daily life keep pulling you away from your writing? You have to be a perfect parent, […]
There was once a time when I did not live without the specter of illness around every corner? I lived a life that wasn’t conditional on the spread of a virus? I spent almost five decades making plans that weren’t likely to be cancelled anywhere, any time, with little notice, because of a nasal-swabbed test result? Could it be true?
Would it really be so bad to lose the world?
Halloween used to be my favorite holiday, even as an adult – costumes, candy, potential mayhem – in the best season of the year, complete with pumpkins and clever cobwebby decorations – […]
Some people are self-motivators. They get up, look at their to-do lists, and actually do the things on them. These people can be very annoying. I know because I live with one. […]
There are some people for whom the term friend means pretty much what it does on Facebook: someone with whom they have interacted in some (presumably) pleasant way. I am not one […]
Dear Fill in the Blank, I understand that you have dropped fifteen of your Facebook friends. I understand this because they have all been complaining to me. What did they do wrong? Was […]