Top Writing Prompts for Memoir Writers


At it’s best, memoir writing explores a portion of a life lived in a unique open way, filled with adventurous experiences, transformation, lessons learned, a solid story structure, and prose that shimmers off the page as lusciously as any novel, and as poetically as any great poem. Everyone is struggling to figure our their existence… Read More »

Mindfulness and Writing as a Path to Awakening


Mindfulness meditation is perhaps one of the best gems a writer can have in their creative treasure box. Being aware of life and the world around you will shine light onto your ideas and bring insight into your concepts. Great writers tend to think outside the box, but brilliant writers have no box at all…. Read More »

Writing horror through the light of positivity


Guest post by BENJAMIN KANE ETHRIDGE Writing is an interesting endeavor because it can be done from an abject heart or it can be done right in the fiber of your being. In working on horror fiction, the subject matter can be daunting at times and can affect your mood and even your outlook on… Read More »

Does Meditation Make You A Better Pet Owner?


Does meditation make you a better pet owner? Well, it certainly has a whole host of benefits for both you and your pets. Meditation also helps us cultivate mindfulness and gratitude, allowing us to let go of the concept of ownership altogether and embrace being a pet parent. Or even better, it helps us look… Read More »

How to Write a Poem that Commemorates your Pet


The grieving process that follows after losing an animal companion can be really heart wrenching. For most people, having an animal companion pass on is like losing a family member. There are many ways to cope with the grief, such as reaching out to friends and family, and there are also ways to commemorate your… Read More »

How To Become a Successful Copywriter


Most writers dream of making a living solely off their creative writing, but often times writers have to go where the work is. A field that has quite a high demand for creative writers is copywriting. However, jumping into the copywriting industry isn’t as easy as it looks. San Francisco SEO copywriter Anna Colibri outlines… Read More »

In the presence of a master: writing prompts from Cheryl Strayed

I have experienced a lot of amazing things as a writer, teacher, and performer. Years ago I read at Modern Times Book Store in the Mission District of San Francisco with the legendary Beat poet Michael McCluer, who from the back of the room made throat-cutting gestures as I finished my last poem. I was… Read More »

Recommended Reading

Hello Dear Writers, As per request from the attendees of my most recent workshop, here is a selection of some of my favorite books on writing. If you have some favorites you think I should add to the list, please send me an email! Best, Albert

A Poem for Cheryl Strayed

As host of the recent “Writing, Truth, and Community” event featuring best selling author and creative writer Cheryl Strayed, I was blessed with the task of introducing Cheryl, who has by now, been introduced in so many fabulous and interesting ways by so many fabulous and interesting luminaries, that I was wondering what little old… Read More »