Aside
 Books are Magic Carpets
1. When I was a kid it was my book nook corner that I would pull a book off the shelf, open it, and go to ancient Egypt to the Greek Goddesses to the Arabian Nights to Lancelot
2.  Now that I have written my own books, they are magic carpets, bringing me into communities, to readers around the world, and will transport me through time and place and generations.
Here are questions for writers  and students who conference with me:
What is your main writing goal? What’s the biggest challenge in your writing process? Have you recited your work at open mic’s? On campus? Off campus? Have you sent your writing out to journals? on campus? off? What’s your next most ‘genuine risk’ you need to take in your writing and public readings? To support your personal needs during writing process, have you visited the on-campus counselor? Or another counselor? Who else is your support team, as you write through the muck? Practice visualizing your life five years from now. What do you see? Can your carve out a peaceful time and hours as a gift for yourself to write, daydream, draw? What mantra, phrase, saying, lyric, empowers you right now?
What is your main writing goal?
What’s the biggest challenge in your writing process?
Have you recited your work at open mic’s?
Have you sent your writing out to journals?
What’s your next most ‘genuine risk’ you need to take in your writing and public readings?
To support your personal needs during the writing process, do you see a counselor, support group, etc?
Who else is your support team?  Who can take the 3AM phone call?  As you write the muck…
Practice visualizing your life five years from now.  What do you see?
Can you carve out a peaceful time and hours as a gift for yourself to write, daydream, draw?
What books are your magic carpets.  Tell detail.
What mantra, phrase, lyric, saying, empowers you right now?

Books are Magic Carpets

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