Mary Sojourner's Posts

Mary is a writer with seven nationally published books (the latest coming out in August 2014 from Torrey House Press) and has been mentoring writers since 1990 at writing conferences, universities, colleges, and for private students. She wrote her first novel when she was 46, fought her first environmental battle that same year, ran her first river when she was 51, started rock climbing when she was 55, was awarded Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University in 2007, and likes to solo hike and camp as often as she can. She works with her student’s fiction, creative non-fiction, novels, and poetry with respect and a fierce eye for quality. Mary’s students tell her that working with her takes them down a wild path to their real stories. She teaches that the deepest stories originate in place.

As you may have learned by now, trying to force your way through it almost never works.
How are you sabotaging your own efforts?
You won't fully meet your Critics by simply reading this post. I invite you to enter into the work.
There are near-infinite reasons why any of us find ourselves blocked. And there are nearly as many ways to break through what can feel like the end of our deepest dreams for ourselves.
Those of us who mentor work with you to build layer upon layer of craft – and even deeper, to help you trust in your creativity.
1. You realize that your fire to create has outstripped your abilities.
It is too easy for any of us who create to become trapped in the hustle for money.
Is it hard for you to be nothing? To not be productive? To not be seen?
"We have a long way to go... all of us."
“You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”