The Beauty of the Creative Path

So much good advice has fallen into tired phrases and cliches. We share proverbs and anecdotes with good intentions, yet they erode with overuse.

It’s something to ponder: You can hear the most profound wisdom, but unless you are disposed to truly receive it for what it is, you might … Read more

Don’t Psych Yourself Up!

Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then

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How to Unravel the Myth That Freewriting is Messy

Let’s say you want to write an essay.

So you freewrite for twenty minutes, then you look back at what you have written, and you discover that it’s a rant about something completely unrelated to your essay. There are only a couple of sentences that pertain to your essay.

What … Read more

Freewrite When All Hope Is Lost

Writing brings immense highs and lows. This is true over the course of a writer’s career and even over the course of a single writing marathon. When you sit and write for two or more hours, there may be times when you feel fantastic and times when you feel completely … Read more

Everything is an Experience

I want to welcome you to a different perspective about writing.

Writing is a flow. Writing is an experience.

Yes, writing is a way of making things. Words and sentences add up and before you know it, there’s a book.

The book is the end point. The end point matters. … Read more

This is the Right Way to Write

  • The right way to write.
  • The correct way to scribe.
  • The archetypal modality of authorship.

A workable answer for the right way to write is illustrated by Gary Snyder’s poem “Riprap.”

I’ll share the poem at the end of this post.

The right way to write is freely.

Freewriting, writing … Read more

Writing Is Not A Means To An End

Maybe you’ve seen it in other writers. Something about them collapses. No longer interested in writing, they carry a defeated attitude. They seem pessimistic. Their ideas feel heavy and bogged down and even the act of writing is seen as a chore and an obligation.

I’ve been there.

There are … Read more