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On Writing

Up Near Pasco

It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>

The Map of How to Write

The Map of How to Write

I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>

Recent Postings

Making the Unknown: Breakthrough for 10/14/2020

My friend is a Maker in many dimensions. She writes and makes photographs and isn’t afraid to go into places that may or may not exist. I invite you to join us. Step into this image. Find your place. Explore. Write to all of us here at Breakthrough. Take us where you have gone. We… … more >>>

Blocked: Breakthrough for the week of 9/28/2020

Part one in a four part series on re-finding your creativity With luck and surrender, the first six months – year – two years of writing were like being a rocket in full launch.. Everything you experienced – from your first sight of the wild Mojave desert to a gum wrapper in a small town… … more >>>

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