This week, Jen Pollack Michel sent me another letter:
“You and I both know that the writing life requires the discipline of leaving white space in our lives: time to read, time to journal, time to burrow deep into ideas and stories, time to stare out the window. Both of our lives are busy enough with family, but adding to this regular travel and speaking? I know it’s not sustainable for me. I think what I’m trying to reckon with is what you wrote about in your last letter. I need to see the confines of this garden I’m called to tend, see its boundaries from the expansive land surrounding it. The horizon is endless, but I’m not meant to be looking at the horizon, just the plot of dirt beneath my feet. That’s what I need to till and tend.”
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Also…I’m hosting a FREE 20-minute writing class each day next week via Zoom helping kids (around ages 12 – 16) start to write their own story. 3/23 – 3/27, 1:30 Eastern time. You can sign up here: eepurl.com/gWLHVb
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We spoke with award-winning author Devi Laskar about writing. She had one piece of advice that really struck home.