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 […]
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.
It’s the time of year when I have a lot on my plate. I get to work with my 1:1 coaching clients and my Atelier clients. I have a great group of people in my Devoted Writer workshop. I just launched a private art studio space where I invite patrons into my art process. And […]
I received a notice recently from my web host. In the email, I saw that I had registered the domain on September 3rd, 2000. A twenty-year-old web site, imagine that! With the help of the Way Back Machine, I was able to go back in time and gather images of my website through the years. […]
You may know that I am a notebook geek. I use notebooks* to gather ideas, process feelings, make plans, and stay on track with my projects. I’ve tried digital systems for these things. But I already spend plenty of time looking at a screen, and I prefer to dream and plan offscreen. Right now, I […]
It’s always fun to talk with Mark McGuinness, a creativity and productivity coach in the UK. And it was a true honor to be a guest on his podcast, The 21st Century Creative. Check out our conversation on writing and book writing.