Now

March 2017

I’m a third of the way through my Writing Unbound 12-week program. The participants are all engaged and challenged, feeling more empowered to write—and write badly, if that’s what happens on the road to writing well. I’m supplementing the course with a yearlong series of emails featuring writing prompts and (every other week) an analysis of great public writing. To keep the material fresh, I’m writing the analyses as we go, a giant commitment to myself and my learners.

I’m also launching another 5×15 Writing Challenge to help others find the support and motivation they need to write. Join us—writing starts March 13th.

Almost the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes on March 1st was a tweet promoting an interview of me on the podcast Naked & Inside Out. It turned out pretty well, I think. I’m especially proud of the last five minutes or so, when I talk about the importance of story-telling.

And at the end of the month you can catch me live at Pushing Boundaries: The Smith College Women’s Leadership Conference. I’ll be talking about communicating with courage.

I’ll update this page as things change. And thanks to Derek Sivers for the idea of the “Now” Page.