Alchemy is both my personal site & my creative portfolio.
Some of these cyber pages hold my personal work. Others are a
place to give expression to my ideas and feelings about writing
as a dynamic process.
For me, this process is both about communication and also about
transformation. Writing is a means to communicate on many levels.
Going beyond ideas, it also holds within it feelings--emotional
and physical. Anger, love, joy, anguish, anxiety find their way
out of us, into our words, and out again to those who read our
words. A writer can evoke the grit of sand or the heat of a desert
sun. A writer can plunge us into deep water, and leave us tight-chested
and trapped in suffocating pressure, keenly aware of the struggle
against dying. Or a writer can plunge us into an experience of
exaltant freedom as we glide through that cool and watery world.
Words can awaken our sexuality or stimulate our senses. They can
caress our skin with lingering fingers. They can fill the air
with the warm, acrid pungence of decayed leaves and wet
soil clumped to seedlings freshly dug from the spring ground.
Words can recall memories and re-embody those memories, for writer
and reader alike. Writing can even get under our skin, traveling
through our psyche, inviting us to discover subtle realms within
As writers and readers, we can range outward to discover new experiences
in the world at large. And we can journey within, coming to terms
with our own beliefs and truths and subtle self-deceptions. We
find the words that communicate our ideas and our stories, and
in that process we put form and shape to the variety of our experiences,
be those experiences physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or
The more we open ourselves to self-exploration, and the more we
seek of the world around us, the more we grow and flow. It's sometimes
subtle, and sometimes jarring, but in these moments of self-awareness
and through these explorations of experience, perspective and
ideas, we transform. It's an exciting process for both writers
and readers alike.
I am passionate about writing. For me, it's more than a practical
or creative process. It's a personal expression. As a creative
consultant, editor, and collaborative writer, I share that passion
with clients, as can be found by going to my Word Warrior web
site at www.wordwarriorwriting.com.
And always, I share that passion with anyone who relates to the
pleasure and power of words, whether as a reader or as another
writer. For any who wish to explore it, this is my site--my
place to express the strength and grace of writing, my place to
explore writing as a very personal process of communication and