April 20, 2014

For the past month I've been working on a project that terrifies me.


Which means, of course, I haven't really started it.


It's an idea I've had for two - or maybe it's three years now. I think I'd half-convinced myself I never would write it.


And then, spurred by some...

June 13, 2013

Today marks my second weekly intensive writing day since all of The Maple Leaves madness started a few months ago.


You could say that I had my share of intensive writing days as I prepped for the show – the process of which I blogged about on our show blog rather than...

January 10, 2013

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolution. Half-a-dozen times – or maybe even less – I’ve committed to something for the New Year, but always because I felt I should, I felt it was the thing you had to do, not because I really wanted do.

And wanting, that makes all the diff...

March 26, 2012

Where does a story start?


For me, it’s always the same: a voice.  I hear a line in my head, usually a first line.  And it has a specific tone to it – even if it’s coming through a character – and I know, I just know, this is important, this you must get down, this is a...

March 8, 2012

That’s how my exploration of the writing process started over a year ago.


I was preparing my application for a project that was geared at helping develop writers through process exploration, through the foundation of daily practice, through a commitment to the work and...

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