Balancing Writing, Work, and Life

Storytelling at Burning Man
Thursday, September 26, 2019

When I say that I’m a writer, people often assume, “Oh, you must write a lot, every day!” For sure, there are some writers who do, who commit to morning pages, or who write just before bed, or who have scheduled blocks at a regular time. But I have found my writing energies are hard to pin down to a distinct rhythm or schedule. I do not write every day,…

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Three Things I Learned about Fashion from BECOMING JOSEPHINE

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks with an empress. Napoleon’s wife, Josephine Bonaparte, to be exact. Heather Webb’s Becoming Josephine is such a vivid and engaging read, it’s hard to believe that the novel is based on real historical events. And Heather brings those events to life beautifully on the page. You can hear the swish of a flowing gown on a marble floor, feel the chill of a haunted palace chamber,…

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