Posts filed under Writing

Honoring the writings of Rachel Urist

It is with great sadness that we share with you the death of a great friend and writer for the Crazy Wisdom Journal, Rochel Urist. It is with our sincere appreciation for her wonderful writing that we share with you today some of our favorite articles published in the journal and written by her deft hand. We hope you will honor her life, and journalistic gift, by reading and sharing her words.

Posted on November 3, 2018 and filed under Rachel Urist, Writing.

Making Friends with Your Subconscious in Creative Writing

There are such depths within us all — how do we, as writers, access and use the material that is in our subconscious minds? In her book, Archetypes for Writers, Jennifer Van Bergen affirms that “Writing takes place in the subconscious…. The subconscious actually operates — in everyone — as an independent mind. It perceives, processes, and retains things that never enter the conscious mind at all.

Posted on December 30, 2017 and filed under Writing.

Questions for Camille Noe Pagán, Author of The Art of Forgetting

Camille Noe Pagán, age 33, is an author and journalist. Her successful first novel, The Art of Forgetting, was published in 2011 by Penguin. The book was met with considerable acclaim from readers and critics, with the Chicago Tribune calling it “a quietly compelling literary debut . . . about the power of friendship and the importance of forgiveness.”

Posted on December 31, 2014 and filed under Writing, Authors.

Sit. Stay. Go home. by Ali Shapiro

In puppy kindergarten class we are working on stay. Like most of the important commands, stay is taught in stages. Stage 1 is Duration. At first, the dogs only have to stay for a second or two before we release them and reward them with treats. Then, gradually, we up the ante. The dogs have to stay for ten seconds, then thirty, then a minute before the release.

Posted on August 28, 2014 and filed under Creative Nonfiction, Writing, Animals.