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Connect to Create a Writers Group by Amelia Rhodes

Connect to Create a Writers Group by Amelia Rhodes

By on May 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

“Are you in a writers group?” It’s a common question among writers, and for good reason. A healthy writers group can help you grow as a writer, provide connections in the publishing industry, and offer much-needed support in what can sometimes be a long and discouraging road to publication. We often get asked at Breathe, “How do you find a...

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I met my piano teacher at Breathe by Michelle Alvarez

I met my piano teacher at Breathe by Michelle Alvarez

By on May 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We love hearing stories of how folks connect at the Breathe Conference. Michelle’s story is of a connection which spans the creative spectrum. Who have you connected with at Breathe? Let us know in the comments. We love to hear your story.  *** As the years tick away, I begin to think about the things I wish I had done.  Learning to play the piano was one of...

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Connect and Create by Pete Ford

Connect and Create by Pete Ford

By on May 17, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

I am convinced there are 36 magical hours each October when my brain functions at high capacity. Each year at Breathe, my mind runs overtime collecting, sharing, recording, and imagining many ideas, resources, friendships, and stories. If you want proof, flip through the pages of my Moleskine notebook. Our abilities to connect and create are two aspects of being...

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The Benefits of Retreat by Ann Byle

The Benefits of Retreat by Ann Byle

By on May 15, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Last summer my writing group visited my parents’ cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We scattered around inside and out in the mornings to work on our writing projects; in the afternoon we went on an adventure. In the evenings we talked and laughed. What a wonderful time away in a place that demands relaxation and retooling thanks to no television and limited cell...

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It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

It Takes a Kingdom… By Maureen VandeBrake

By on May 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

My “pet” writing project follows a snowy owl named Gritty Grace. She lives “once upon a time in the Kingdom of Compassion.” In her books, Gritty Grace connects with her compassionate companions and shares courage, comfort, and wisdom – and learns new life coping skills in turn. Inspiration for the Gritty Grace stories has been a co-creative process. Last...

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