Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor

From Jasmin Lee Cori: Here Mother is teacher not simply of some isolated subject but of a much bigger curriculum. She orients the child to successfully living in the world. She teaches her child how to get along with others, how to make good decisions, and how to manage time, meet responsibilities, and pursue goals.Continue reading “Part 8. The Genesis of My CPTSD: Mother as Mentor”

What’s the rush?

In the last post, I briefly addressed the dragging of feet that can go along with finishing your work or getting it out into the world. We cannot know if success will come quickly, after many years or not at all. All we can to is to try to be prepared and that means makingContinue reading “What’s the rush?”

Who Needs A Mentor?

I’ve been very blessed with great mentors. Rob Roberge and Gayle Brandeis in particular helped shape my work. Cheryl Strayed totally saved me in workshop – saved Growing Chocolate – with her suggestion to flip the last two chapters. I did have to go back and clean some things up, but that change kept the tone consistent allContinue reading “Who Needs A Mentor?”

narcissism

New look! Got tired of the old one and I know it’s harder to read white words on a black background. I like to change things up now and then. My annotation of Paul Harding’s TINKERS is up at Annotation Nation. I’ve been thinking a lot about narcissism and writers, especially since the Mailer Colony.Continue reading “narcissism”