“Healing The Writer” is a memoir that reads like a compelling mystery story. Why did Dan Hays walk away from publication not once, but twice? What was the cause of the writer’s block he struggled with for many years?
Cell phones have deprived me of safety on the highway, the quiet use of libraries, and the enjoyment of movies.
When they are around cancer, people just don’t talk about their experience. That doesn’t help the fight against cancer – people need to be talking, about the pain, about the success.
By questioning what I had been taught, by doubting God because of my past, I came to a certainty that had been missing earlier with my faith.
Working through The Artist’s Way greatly expanded my concept of myself as a writer, and shed light on the limitations in thinking that had held me back.
There comes a point in a relationship when it’s time to move on – from a group, an old friend, a lover. How do you know when it’s time?
I discovered that there were painful periods of time while I was growing up that I had blocked out, but which were still impacting me strongly.
I decided in my early ‘20s the one thing I wanted most in life was not to be like my Dad. Then I realized I had become just like him.
When I was successful as a child, I got belittled or put down, and as an adult tended to easily become discouraged and give up on projects.
Being extraordinarily analytical, I ruminated over my problems for long periods, until confronted by a good friend who wouldn’t support that behavior.