Writerhead Wednesday: Can You Make Writerhead Happen?

Usually on Wednesdays, this: Welcome to Writerhead Wednesday, a weekly feature in which a brilliant, charming, remarkable author talks about her/his writerhead…a precious opportunity for looky-loos around the world to sneak into the creative noggins of talented writers and (ever so gently) muck about.

But today…


In May, at the Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster, PA, I’m leading my first Writerhead workshop (whoop! whoop!), and one of the questions I know that I’m going to get is, “Can I put myself in writerhead?”

Absolutely, I’ll say.

Doing so is like allowing yourself to float on your back in a lake or the ocean after treading water or swimming freestyle or playing a crazy-arse game of Marco Polo (which you won, by the way). Stretch out long. Still the limbs. Stare up at the blue/gray/cloudy/sunny/stormy sky. Pretend you are a starfish. Pretend you are a star. Allow the water to buoy you up. Breathe.

Ta da.

Writerhead.

 

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Writerhead Wednesday: Off to The Write Stuff Conference

Usually on Wednesdays, this: Welcome to Writerhead Wednesday, a weekly feature in which a brilliant, charming, remarkable author talks about her/his writerhead…a precious opportunity for looky-loos around the world to sneak into the creative noggins of talented writers and (ever so gently) muck about.

But today…


I’m prepping to speak at The Write Stuff Conference in Allentown, PA, this weekend, and I’m buried under:

  • PowerPoints
  • handouts
  • thumb drives
  • travel reservations
  • conference clothes (who the heck is going to iron my post-scrunched-up-in-a-suitcase conference clothes!?)
  • business cards
  • dance routines (well, not really, but that would be fun)
  • & whatnot

In Allentown, I’ll be yik-yakking about a couple of things I love to yik-yak about: “the geography of a novel” and “social media & writers.” Can’t wait! Raise your hand if you’ll be in Allentown! (Am I the only one who can’t say “Allentown” without putting on my best Billy Joel & belting out, “Well, we’re living here in…”?)

In May, I’ll be speaking at the 2012 Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster, PA, where I’ll be giving my first “writerhead” workshop! Whoop! Whoop! So, so, so psyched about that.

In the meantime, thank god for coffee!

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