Writer's Boot Camp "…combines a knowledge of most of the techniques out there (the morning pages, unconscious writing, moving the hand stuff...the Camerons, Goldbergs and Gilberts) with the essential pragmatism and routine required to take an idea from just that to something more concrete...distills a great deal of information into a very portable and usable package, which is not the least bit sentimental or romantic about the writing process. Most students still believe in the myth of being a 'great' writer and 'inspiration'; not enough of them grasp that they need to train themselves to behave in a particular way, all of the time, just as an athlete does. That is why it is so useful in teaching... a very faithful, and necessarily hard-hearted companion!"
—Louise Tucker, Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London
I write books. I write books about writing books. (Well, okay, just one of those.) You can find Writer's Boot Camp: 30-day crash course to total writing fitness at a Barnes & Noble store or online here.
I also write about my attempts at a minimalist, mindful, outside-as-much-as-possible life as a NYC mom on my blog Last American Childhood. I'm available to tutor or help with program evaluation for nonprofits or talk about your own writing fitness.
I used to play with my band Dimestore Scenario. Time Out New York called us "always charming, sometimes brilliant." Most of the clubs we played are gone now. I still sometimes write songs.
My poem "Why we march" was recently published at WritersResist.
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