already inside of you
into the deepest
part of yourself
with other writers
who are digging
and share with other writers
underneath the layers
what is already inside you
Sometimes when I wander into the past, I am a child again, watching my mother typing on her large IBM Selectric, a burning pall mall cigarette mixing with the smell of carbon paper and white out. The rhythmic slam of the large carriage return on her all all-night writing marathons punctuated my childhood dreams, leading me to my future.
I witnessed my mother interview, read and publish. I ran to the mailbox on mornings with my brothers to see if her story made the front page bi-line. I inherited her habit and passion for reading books, preferring true stories to fiction.
Years passed and I swam toward my future, several times redirecting my career, and yet all currents led me to this place I am now – to a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, working with writers all over the world. All the years I spent in publishing and later as president and CEO of my own marketing company informed this third act of my life. I am an author, a writer and a developmental editor. But most of all, I am a shepherd for so many writers to bring their words out into the world – a writing teacher who brings science, philosophy, nature, mythology, sexuality and poetry as inspiration to create your own groundbreaking work.
My writing groups are filled with scientists, authors, screenwriters, actors, poets, ship builders, journalists and chefs – all teaching each other each week by taking risks they never thought they would take with their writing. You can preview the work of these exceptional writers inside our online magazine – Literari.us.
It’s an honor to work with writers like you. Maybe you are published and need a fire lit under you for your second or third book. Maybe you are rediscovering writing poetry or writing your life stories. Maybe you are ready to come out of the closet and finally declare yourself a writer.
I am a catalyst to help you expand your creative capacity and deliver bold and life-changing stories into the world.
Won’t you join us?
Writing is finding the courage to discover and embrace our truth, and then become the master of that truth.
Write bold, write bold, on every page write bold.
Write the hardest story you have never wanted to tell.
Stand in the mirror of your own shame and tell us what you see.
Everything you write should be a love letter to somebody.
Write about the one thing in your life you haven’t been able to face.
Only those who write too much can possibly find out how far their story needs to travel.