Category Archives: Breakthrough Tip of the Week

Refuge: Wrap your writing around you

Take refuge. For now. Imagine your writing as a shawl, a cape, a beat-up hoodie. Enter this image and explore. Move through the layers. What time is it? Where are you? Who scrawled “Meow” across a window? Was it you? Were you alone? We have been told to isolate. Some of us fight the act.… Continue Reading >>>

And now, for something completely different: Breakthrough and Torrey House Press

Nobody stateside has seen Denny for at least twenty years. Last I knew he was in the Canary Islands or Sussex or Santorini. He’s seventy-five now and he’s probably still a great advertisement for profligate drinking. I’ve been going through my innumerable caches of writing prompts and found Denny’s pitch for a movie script. Fade… Continue Reading >>>

Who is your guide? Breakthrough for the week of 7/13/2020

Choose only one master — Nature. —Rembrandt, painter and etcher (15 Jul 1606-1669) Master. Guide. Teacher. Muse. S/he-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. That/Which/Moves/Your/Writing. Who is yours? If you read Breakthroughwriting, you know mine: everything outside human control. Moss. Boulders. Sunlight. The way light changes. How dark moves over us. Time. Aging. Adoration. Power. Surrender. Fear.The illusion of forgiveness. And,… Continue Reading >>>

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