WRITING TIP: The power of intimacy

writing tipIntimacy happens not just between people, but between us and a place, a bird, a plant, or our own fingers. Even our relationship to our writing can have a distant or intimate quality. Try reading your work back to yourself with the openness and heart you might give to a dear friend you haven’t seen in a long time. Listen close and really take in your words—-and what is left unsaid. Give yourself and your work the close attention, deep respect and empathy that all of us long to receive.