You Are Nine

  Your bedroom floor is a battlefield of board game figurines in a series of poses from victorious to defeated. Littered nearby, cascading down beside the bed, are pages of writing fragments blueprints and designs that will one day “change the world”. But it already is changed. Everyday. Those “I am” and “I want” statements…

How to Write Erasure Poetry

Let me first declare that I’m new to writing erasure poetry. I have friends who do it – very well – and I’ve always wanted to give it a try. Well, last month I did, results below, but first let me explain a bit more about erasure poetry. Here’s a nice summary from Wikipedia: Erasure is a…

Refining Your Story for Greater Success

  It’s a thrill to be able to show you today a talk I had recently with Valerie Khoo and her business book Power Stories: The 8 Stories You Must Tell to Build an Epic Business. The longer I’ve been writing and blogging the more I’ve come to value the various ways that people can…