Reading like a writer requires you to figure out what in a piece of fiction moves you and what turns you off. I'm calling that self-awareness your narrative detective—its job is to solve the mystery of the narrative, looking at the ways it is and isn't succeeding—and I'm going to encourage you to feed it PIE every time you read anything: a menu, a short story, the interpretive plaque next to the world's biggest redwood tree, a book.
I’ve been a tenured writing professor for twenty years, published 18 books, and have taught creative writing workshops all over the world, but I’ve never been as excited for a retreat as I am for our June 2-8 retreat in the French countryside.
I joined forces with the esteemed healing writing author, Jessie Lourey, to start a women’s wellness retreat company to empower women to claim their voices, express their stories, and live an energizing and meaningful life. Why? Because I wish someone would have told me important they are to being healthy in this life.