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The Center blog is teeming with tips and inspiration for starting and maintaining your writing practice.

We step onto firm ground when Marilyn gets to the thing that is waiting, underneath everything she says, the thing she can't forget. Right there, in the middle of the air, we're standing on something solid.
The centuries-old practice of placing candles in windows has served many purposes, from signaling to those seeking shelter or refuge that they are welcome to reminding us that we have what we need to survive the winter...
For new followers, long-time students, and anyone who wants to write, we offer these "gifts" for your writing practice, with our gratitude.
Writing requires solitude, but being a writer requires community. Since we still cannot connect in-person, here are three pandemic-safe ways to stay social and keep growing.
When we aren't writing, it can be challenging to stay connected to our creativity and works-in-progress. Here are some tried and true techniques for engaging your writing while away from the page.
I might have thought he was in another world, but it was me. I was young, true, but I don't think that sense of otherness has ever left me. I was moving, certainly; with Jahn, my wings, like a new butterfly, grew manifest. But I'd never, I believe now, leave the world of childhood.
Let's explore food and family gatherings this month, the month when many of us gather to give thanks. What will that gathering look like for you this pandemic year?
The act and process of writing has well-documented mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health benefits. Here is a three-step process for pursuing them through a journaling practice.
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie offers some guidance for stripping your writing of unnecessary repetition while staying on the track of your intended meaning.
My place has been staged all summer, chairs and umbrellas distanced 10 or more feet, for the few friends who have visited. And when they go, the chairs are empty, still, orderly and beautiful. Waiting...