Writing life

The Courage to Become a Minimalist

It’s going to take courage to become a minimalist. Last weekend, I saw a news interview with Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus whose website, theminimalists.com, explains their journey away from a “keeping up with the Joneses” mentality and toward a more meaningful life. I promptly looked up their recommendations […]

Seven Reasons Why I Love National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)

On November 1, my friend Sarah Rodriguez Pratt posted a note to say that she hates National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). I gasped. It had to be a typo.My sweet, Jackie-O lookalike friend in the sassy peacock dress had just sprouted two green heads with fangs that threatened to […]