Five on Friday.

Each Friday I try to share five links that made me think, inspired me or I just found entertaining throughout the week.

  1. This whet my appetite for more international travel.
  2. Pretty sure I’ve had ALL these feelings.
  3. I love doing this kind of workout when I don’t have a lot of time.
  4. A great resource for vegan recipes. And these brownies look ah-may-zing!
  5. One of the best pieces I’ve read on the horror that descended on Charlottesville.

Five on Friday.

  1. So intrigued by her approach to writing.
  2. How meditation can change your life.
  3. Good news, but sad that it is news at all.
  4. December can, indeed, be hard.
  5. This “most wonderful time of the year,” can also be kinda stressful. Here are some tips to help cope.

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  1. For the bibliophile on your list this year…or yourself.
  2. For the writer on your list…or yourself.
  3. Great advice from the lovely Dylan Landis. I love her thoughts on using insomnia to write: This time is gift-wrapped just for you.
  4. Adding these 10 books to my my never-ending TBR pile.
  5. Randy Susan Meyers on writer wars.


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Five on Friday


1. Save yourself the time it would take to read Moby Dick and read David Ebenbach’s interview with Ishmael.

2. What happened when one writer committed herself to the 30 Day Write Yourself Alive challenge with Andrea Balt and Tyler Knott Gregson.

3. Margaret Atwood has a new book coming out this year.

4. My new favorite TV show.

5. Add to your TBR pile with these spring releases.

Five on Friday

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1. Yummy healthy meals perfect after the holiday over indulgences.

2. 52 ideas for writers.

3. How We Spend Our Days: Josh Weil

4. I had to print this chart out since I almost always get lie vs.lay wrong.

5. May we all have a chocolate parfait year!

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No Apology Necessary.

1. Tayari Jones is sharing an awesome series of posts on writing rituals.

2. What exactly are we apologizing for?

3. What I learned from being an apprentice.

4. Everyone needs to watch this movie. Seriously, everyone.

5. Love this concept of the space between two people in a relationship.

Five on Friday

Photo: Rachel Kramer via Flickr

Photo: Rachel Kramer via Flickr

1. Elizabeth Berg creates an innovative way to promote writers.

2. Yogi’s block is similar to writer’s block.

3. A summer reading list.

4. Jim Carrey inspires the class of 2014.

5. Happy full moon!

Five on Friday


1. My latest on elephant journal.

2. A great interview with Elizabeth Gilbert.

3. This is sad and true. Reminds me of this piece I wrote.

4. Can’t wait to read Robin Black’s new novel. Loved her story collection.

5. By walking around the neighborhood block you can walk yourself out of a creative block.

Five on Friday


1. Another awesome talk by Liz Gilbert on success, failure and creativity.

2. Creative blocks and how to bust through them.

3. Unconventional writing advice.

4. “Art journaling is about the {creative process} of pulling together color, words and images as you wish on a page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome.”

5. Thoughts on God, religion, faith, writing and love. “…that spirituality and making art are not such different practices. Both call upon the animating force of the unseen. “