Write Mindfulness: The Recovery Narrative

Here’s an edited version of a talk I recently gave at a writers’ conference. The talk was called “The Problem (+ Promise) of (Pre-)Writing?” Really it’s about how to forge a more sustainable relationship between your writing process and the projects it produces. As a “recovering MFA” who’s spent the better part of the past twenty years putting too much emphasis on my projects and not enough on my process, I’ve found it empowering to realize the importance of all the thinking, writing, and making that happens before a project comes to life. And that realization isn’t just important to my writing life. It’s important to my life-life too.

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