Category Archives: Guest Blogger

The Art of Writing and the Presence of Truth

Oscar Wilde, in his essay The Decay of Lying, famously claimed that “life imitates art.” This thesis stands in opposition to the Aristotelian idea of mimesis, which holds that our greatest art—in all artistic forms—attempts to describe and represent the … Continue reading

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Mothers, Daughters, and Writing

If you’ve attend just a handful of writing workshops,  you’ve realized that many writers are working with ideas that originate from a topic they know best: family. On Mother’s Day, I was reminded of the first time I wrote anything … Continue reading

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Writing Workshops: Six Guidelines for Cultivating Trust

Writing workshops are a pretty amazing thing. People, often strangers, come together to share pieces that express their artistic visions and, sometimes, intimate details of their lives. It can be scary to submit your work for review, but in return … Continue reading

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Public Speaking and the Writing Process

I began acting classes around the same time I started writing poetry—in elementary school. While I eventually came to terms with the fact that I can’t act to save my life, it has always felt natural for me to read … Continue reading

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On Daily Writing

Two of the most well-known books on unleashing creativity are: Writing Down the Bones- Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg, and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Both authors approach art as a spiritual practice. Both recommend daily writing as an essential part … Continue reading

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