"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘writing coach’

Daily Prompt Love <3

14 January 2018

Make art about that door you opened. 

door

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Diaspora In the Blood

13 January 2018

Thinking a lot about the ancestors, about how my DNA report reads like a mini United Nations, about the courage and desperation and desire they must have felt, possessed, to leave their homelands, from eleven different regions of the globe, leaving all they knew, for all kinds of reasons, some forced and others willing, escaping starvation, violence, but all without any idea of what lay before them.

Did they all know they would never go home again? What will it must have taken to survive. Do I carry that same strength of will? Do I honor what it took, what they went through. with my own life? A life I owe them? 

Make art about who dances in your blood. 

DNA me

Daily Prompt Love <3 Hands, Remember

12 January 2018

Muscle memory has been used synonymously with motor learning, which is a form of procedural memory that involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition. When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems….”-Wikipedia

Make art about what your hands remember. 

hands

Spring Openings for One-on-One Manuscript Consultations!

Spring Openings for One-on-One Manuscript Consultations!
 
Choose which works best for you: an intensive weekend at The beautiful Porches Writing Retreat, owned by the fabulous Trudy Dean Hale or a distance consult–four weeks focused on your book via email, mail, & phone.
 
I’d be honored to help with your writing.
 
From my most recent consultation:
 
“My weekend consult with Mary was the best writing instruction and editing commentary I have received since I started working on my first novel. She was incredibly well prepared with an in-depth knowledge of my plot lines and characters. She asked me the right questions to help me articulate where I wanted my novel to go, and was able to share her wealth of experience as a teacher to help me make my characters more real, and my writing much more smooth. I truly enjoyed my weekend with Mary, and am grateful for having had chance to work with such a talented teacher.” -Marni von Wilpert
 
Email me and let’s talk about how, working together, we can make your beautiful work even better!
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One Seat Left in March Promptathon Workshop at The Porches!

There’s still one opening in our March Porches Promptathon!
 
Spring Promptathon at the fabulous Porches!
 
All Brand New Prompts! Join us for a full weekend of prompts at the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat!
 
March 9-11, 2018
at the beautiful historic writers retreat The Porches, in Norwood VA, owned by the gracious Trudy Dean Hale
 
Come write with us! To reserve your spot now, email trudyhale@gmail.com and tell her you want the this spot in our March prompt workshop!
 
5 Sessions of Diverse and Intriguing Prompts designed to inspire, incite, and ignite your creativity!
 
This workshop will be a fun and generative weekend of inspiration focused on generating new writing in a supportive and easy environment. The weekend is open to writers of all genres – poetry, fiction, nonfiction– even to those who think they’re not writers! As a group, we’ll go through five different sessions of prompts and exercises designed to ignite creativity, inspire new ideas or reinvigorate old ones, maybe even giving ourselves the push to finish something we are currently working on!
 
After writing, participants will have the option to share what’s created for gentle feedback, if desired. Perfect for those who want some inspiration, and to simply write to gather new materials!
 
Join us for a weekend of freewheeling creativity and encouragement! And I cook for you! 🙂
 
$275 – includes described three-day workshop, one shared evening meal prepared by instructor, light breakfast fare Saturday and Sunday mornings, and the beautiful relaxing accommodations at The Porches.
 
Message me on Facebook, or email carrollhackettma@gmail.com
 
Pass this on, please, to any you think might be interested! Thanks!
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Daily Prompt Love <3 Singing, and Solace, and Bridges

7 January 2018

Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song. 

“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….” 

“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”

Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Blah Blah Blah

5 January 2018 

Make art about gossip, about those who feel the need to gossip, about the fear and envy that drive gossip, about the sad look-at-me of those who feel the need to stir the pot, about turning away from the gossiping tongue.

gossip

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