Creative writing

Interview with Gabriele Rico TOMORROW, October 29

On Thursday, October 29th at 8 PM Eastern (7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain and 5 PM Pacific) there’s an hour long live telechat with Gabriele Rico.  Dr. Rico developed the  “clustering” technique while working on her doctoral dissertation at Stanford University.  Clustering is a writing tool that reliably transports…

Gabriele Lusser Rico talks about the benefits of journaling

Gabriele Lusser Rico wrote in the early 1980s a seminal book called Writing the Natural Way.  It introduced a writing technique she developed called “clustering.”  Clustering is a non-linear brainstorming technique that uses the right brain, the non-linear, whole pattern, image-producing  part of your mind. The clustering technique brings the…

Turn your Journal into an Heirloom Memoir

Guest Blog–by Maryan Pelland People who keep journals have much in common with professional writers, except they don’t get paid. Journaling chronicles what you’re doing, or thinking, or feeling, or observing in the moments of your experience. It’s not hard to see that the word journalist comes from journal. A…