Those of you who know me through the writers conferences I attend, you have heard me talk about my friend Patrick von Wiegandt. He is the owner of vwtapes.com and travels the world recording conferences of all kinds. He’s been recording writers conferences for years going all the way back to the first Maui Writers … Read the rest →
Introducing: Piper Bayard, An Independent Spirit This post could fall under the category of “why I love the internet.” A couple of years ago, when I made my first foray into the electronic soup of social media, specifically Twitter, one of the first people I met was Piper Bayard. After only a few short … Read the rest →
Okay, it’s Monday and it’s time for me to come out….. I am a failure. A dismal one at that. Really. I try to hard to keep up appearances, and set goals and meet deadlines, but then there are days where I wind up a dismal failure. I blame my brain. Now, truth is I … Read the rest →
First off, I had so many wonderful words of congratulations when I posted about chunking out 8,000 words a day. I figured it was time for a follow up. What do you do with the 50,000 mass-o-words? Well, I got out my big notebook and I drew out a plot sequence, a massive visual outline, … Read the rest →
Social Alchemy is a place that celebrates the creative spirit. It is my belief that creativity is what will save us. The desire to express one's spirit through writing, painting, film making, theater or any other art form, takes courage. Engaging in the creative process is a form of alchemy, once you you go down that road, you are not the same person you were when you started. I may not agree with all of the beliefs expressed in the end result, I do believe in the process and in the urge to communicate with our fellow women and men.