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Author Archives: Rachel

Acceptance and Writing

Woman's hand writing

  I lead the Tuesday night workshop at The Resiliency Center in Flourtown, PA. Every month, one member of the Center coordinates and chooses a theme for the publication of the monthly newsletter. This is a re-publishing of my essay, which I drafted during the Tuesday Night Writers’ Workshop. Thank you to everyone who offered their […]

Poetry For Writers Who Aren’t Poets…Or May Be

The mythic phoenix rises in this vibrant Malaysian Batik.

Poetry Without Fear Many writers I meet are scared of poetry, scared of reading it and scared of writing it. But poetry is simply another way to express ourselves with language. Here’s an opportunity to find out how much fun it can be to use a poetic form—a set of guidelines—to make writing poetry easy and […]

How Many And What Kind Of Details To Include in Our Writing

The letter Q stands up and talks on one of those old telephone booth phone receivers.

Elisa Heisman, alumna of the Tuesday Night Workshop, has a fun, easy-to-relate-to blog called “Life Without A Manual.” One of her recent blogs consisted of her own responses to the questions listed below. When she posted it, she flagged me because it reminded her of the A-Z writing prompt I use in the Tuesday Night Workshop, which is used by many writing […]

Crushing Writer’s Block: Giving Ourselves Permission to Write

Writer's Blog - How To Get Over It (boot)

How Can I Overcome Writer’s Block? Writers in my workshop often ask this question. Sometimes my first reaction is, “Oh, how am I going to answer that? I don’t get writer’s block.” But, I’m not being honest with myself: I have writer’s block so badly it can take up all the space inside my brain. This […]