You will find me here in my virtual writing living room. Or outside in nature or the wilderness, walking. Or reading other amazing poets and writers. All of these are part of my creative writing process. I’d love to have you meet me there. I’d also love to share in my wellness & trauma-inforrmed writing with you, especially if you are struggling and healing. Wherever you are in your writing or inside yourself, let’s make a way in the wilderness.
Writing & Creativity
Writing poems is my life love. Writing is who I am. I have an MA in Creative Writing + English Literature. I am also an online influencer and educator around writing and creativity, and as well have my own work published and work in my day job as a Librarian. Join me to learn about writing, creativity, writing together, writing tools and inspiration, the writing life, writing workshop support, trauma-informed writing, and so much more.
Writing & Wilderness
Writing helps us find ourselves within an interior journey that often begins outside of us. Often the best way to be inspired is to be in the present moment and pay attention to the world around us. What better place to pay attention to our beautiful world than outdoors, in nature, and in the wilderness. In addition, the wilderness is a place that can symbolically represent our interior landscape, and help us find wellness in our writing.
Writing + Mental Health
Mental health, mental wellness, health and wellness, trauma + storytelling … all of these terms are growing in popularity in everyday conversation, as more people feel safe and confident enough to stand up and share, to ask for help, and to advocate for others who are struggling. Writing has a huge role in mental wellness. We can find many ways to write ourselves towards wellness, and I hope you will explore this with me here, as I provide trauma-infomed writing practice guidance..
Welcome, let me introduce myself!
“I was only a kid, but I knew the truth:
that anyone with a wing dragging
in the dust needed more
from the world than
it was giving them– “
Debra Franke, Killdeer
You are the crystallized
copper specimen extracted with
hammer and chisel under water,
hanging on my neck
Debra Franke, Gull Rock Fissure Vein, Keweenaw County