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Gather and Release: The Energy of a Narrative

Finally, after a brutal stretch of snow and ice and cold, temperatures have moderated, and the thaw has begun. All that snow will now melt to water and run off into streams and tributaries and storm drains. Once we get above freezing, it has to go somewhere, right? During what I like to think of as a time of gathering, the snow accumulated and the cold set in, and I went out into it with my shoulders hunched against the wind and the muscles in my legs tensed as I carefully made my way over ice. I felt the tension [...]

By | 2018-01-22T08:03:11+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Go Big or Go Home: Creating Plot

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting a book club in Casey, Illinois, last week, just about an hour from where we grew up. Casey has taken it upon itself to be the capital of the largest things in the world. We saw the world’s largest wind chime, the world’s largest rocking chair, the world’s largest pencil, the world’s largest golf tee, the world’s largest mailbox. We skipped the world’s largest pitchfork and the world’s largest wooden shoes because, well, you know, you can only take in so much big stuff all at once and we wanted to [...]

By | 2017-03-20T07:58:48+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Blog|4 Comments