My Saturday began with two invigorating writing workshops at John Hopkins University’s (JHU) Conversations and Connections, a day-long conference for writers. It was held at JHU’s Dupont Circle campus in DC. The first workshop discussed how to stop making excuses and start being productive. I enjoyed the writing prompt exercise because it helped me move into what I want to write about in my memoir about turning 50. I also gained some valuable tools about character development in a group exercise that I can use in my second novel. The second workshop exposed me to experimental forms in nonfiction. It was LIBERATING to learn how I can use recipes, lists, obituaries, dictionary entries, text messages, Facebook and Twitter posts, blog entries, and other forms that are not traditionally used in storytelling to write my next memoir. During the lunch break, I took a walk and ended up at Pop ‘n’ Stop, one of my favorite tea and creativity havens. Honey ginger tea kept me company as I reread my notes from the writing workshops. What a spring creative day I’m having. How are you spending your day?