Grief is a sacred journey


Social Media for Authors: Jill Swenson interviews Elaine Mansfield

50 3 Jill Swenson of Swenson Book Development interviewed me about my use of social media to build an author’s platform. Here are her words followed by the interview. “Elaine Mansfield is a writer, blogger, and bereavement

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Writing through the Rough Spots: Healing through Story

38 4 6 “Write a list of questions,” Ellen instructed. “Anything that comes to mind. Just let your pen flow across the page.” I sat around Ellen’s cozy table with a small group of students and began.

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Tish Pearlman: An interview and poetry about Life and Death

34 On Sunday afternoon, I went to the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts to hear Tish Pearlman, the Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, read her work. Tish interviewed me for her award winning radio show Out of

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Ganesha: Patron of Writers and Lord of Beginnings

53 3 In 1994, my husband Vic received another rejection letter for his book Synchronicity, Science, and Soulmaking. He added the latest rebuff to a small stack of rejections sitting under the feet of a jade elephant

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My Creative Dilemma: Push Ahead or Yield?

17 1 If I only push harder, I’ll catch a tailwind and launch my book. This month it will be finished, I said in August. I said it again in September. Burn those engines on high heat

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