Fear of authenticity

I’ve noticed something about myself, since I started this blog. I love, love, love sharing my writing with others, and forming connections. Every time I have a meaningful moment on here– let’s say I publish a particularly personal post, and people really respond to it– I’m exhilarated. I get totally fired up. I start planningContinue reading “Fear of authenticity”

A blog you have to check out: Para Las Fridas

I have recently discovered the most amazing blog: “para las fridas,” by C. Luepkes, and I really think you all should check it out. The following quote is from C.’s post “A Returning,” in which she describes her decision to return to her blog again following an absence. I identify with every word, and ofContinue reading “A blog you have to check out: Para Las Fridas”

“Real Stories Take Time”

“Most of the stories we are told now are written by novelists and screenwriters, acted out by actors and actresses, stories that have beginnings and endings, stories that are not real. The stories we can tell each other have no beginning and ending.  They are a front row seat to the real experience.  Even thoughContinue reading ““Real Stories Take Time””

Telling the whole story

  “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it hasContinue reading “Telling the whole story”

To Be Professional, or Authentic?

So, you may have noticed that I haven’t written very much recently. Since I started my blog, my policy was generally only to write if things were going well– or at least, to only highlight the positive. The Internet is tricky. We’re all still figuring out– and as we figure it out, it’s constantly changing.Continue reading “To Be Professional, or Authentic?”