Recently, I was in the final lap of writing the curriculum for Write Your Travel Stories. I just needed to pull together the final lessons. Then one final polish to make sure it was all in place. I had been making great weekly progress, with accountability from my Atelier members. But suddenly, with the end […]
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I’ve been dedicating time to fleshing out my education. Much of my life is white-centered. To play a part in a future that is equitable and inclusive, I need to educate myself about others’ experiences. Here’s a roundup of things that impacted my thinking, my beliefs, and my actions. I try to be careful about […]
I spoke recently with Molly Nunnelly about her travel writing. I’m curious about how writing about our travels enhances our experience. Molly’s travel consultancy is called Heirloom Vacations. She understands the power of our memories to shape our experiences long after a trip has ended. Here’s what Molly shared with me in a written and […]
I had the pleasure of connecting recently with Chandi Wyant, author of Return to Glow: A Pilgrimage of Transformation in Italy and licensed tour guide in Florence Italy. We talked about the effect writing about our travels has on us. Chandi has been an avid traveler since the age of 19. “I always kept a […]
I haven’t been out of Colorado for a year now. Thinking of travel, missing Paris, just made me sad all last year. As I was planning my workshops for 2021, I considered bringing back a travel writing class I taught and loved – Write Your Paris Stories. But what about other destinations? What if we […]
Life-Changing TEDx talk Sakinah Hofler’s creative writing tutorial makes an unlikely exceptional TED talk. This TEDx talk is profound and the best thing I have seen/heard about writing in my entire writing life. Watch it here. Haiku book and workshop I just finished reading Natalie Goldberg’s latest book, Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart […]
Join me in the way-back machine for the origin story of my newsletter, Impulses: Inspiration for Creatives. February 2001 was a big month for me. I left my job at the local cooking school. This was the last job I will ever hold. I took a trip to Paris with my friend Carl. The city […]
When someone comes to me to get ‘unstuck’, I invite them to identify their Creative Edge. This gives us a way to consciously develop our craft and advance our work, on our terms. If you’re like me, you tend to be ‘all over the place’ with your ideas and possibilities. The Creative Edge gives us […]
Join us for Best Creative Year, a live, online workshop on Thursday, January 14th, 2021. We’ll set the stage for a fabulous year with our creativity in clear focus. All the details are here.
Cynthia’s favorite movies, books, podcasts, artists, and journalists from 2020. Read the book titles aloud as a list poem. Tell me your faves! Leave a comment with some faves or link to your list.