Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Tag Archives: journaling

Returning To Blank Pages

Five years ago, I wrote about blank books and blank pages. I talked about a wonderful book called, Leaving a Trace, which I still pull off the shelf for inspiration. Please do yourself a favor – find a blank book, a good pen and pick up a copy of this book! Blank books and blank pages …

Continue reading

This is Your Brain on Writing

Last June, an article with the same title was written by Carl Zimmer and appeared in the NY Times. It started, “A novelist scrawling away in a notebook in seclusion may not seem to have much in common with an NBA player doing a reverse layup on a basketball court before a screaming crowd. But if you …

Continue reading

Blank books and blank pages

“Life had accumulated, not nearly passed.” ~Annie Dillard Today, I would like to talk about journaling in celebration of May Sarton’s birthday (5/3/1912).  For those of you who are not familiar with her work, May Sarton wrote poems and fiction, but is perhaps best remembered for her journals.  In her book, Leaving a Trace, Alexandra …

Continue reading