This is a blog where POWER Writing Consultants share reflections, resources, and practical ideas related to writing. We hope you find it inspiring and useful in your writing journey.

Subscribe to our blog subscribe to our blog

April 05, 2013


Writing to Slow Down

By Patricia Goodson, Ph.D., P.O.W.E.R. Director


“On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur” (Evelyn Underhill). 


I found this quote in “...

February 25, 2013

Confession of a POWER Writing Consultant

By Margarita Huerta, P.O.W.E.R. Consultant


As a POWER Writing Consultant (and the current Graduate Assistant for the POWER Writing initiative), I am supposed to be an example of the POWER Writing model – writing every day, writing consistently, writing productively. After all, I’ve taken the writing class, attended a dozen writing studios, and have recently...

December 13, 2012


The Company We Keep when We Sleep with Books

By Dominique T. Chlup, Ph.D., P.O.W.E.R. Associate Director


I like to tell the students that enroll in my P.O.W.E.R. writing studios that you can learn a lot about people from the books they sleep with.  Essayist Anne Fadiman offers that Alexander the Great was rumored to have slept with a...

October 23, 2012

The Gift of Practice

By Patricia Goodson, Ph.D, P.O.W.E.R. Director


A year ago, a friend of mine gave me a gift: a book, titled “1,000 Gifts – A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” (by Ann Voskamp). The author challenges readers to begin a list of gifts he/she receives on a daily basis. The challenge, of course, cuts deeper...