I’m assuming you love to write.
Sometimes it’s bliss, it’s ferocious and delicious. You’re on fire.
Other times, nothing comes. Or it feels flat. You write because you have to. You force it.
So maybe you pour yourself more coffee. if it doesn’t help you write faster, at least it … Read more
It’s vital to spend the early hours of each day focused on the activities that bring us the most richness and depth.
Studies consistently show how the happiest and most productive people spend their early morning hours doing things that some people struggle to ever get around to.
Many people … Read more
When we read a story, we get transported to someplace.
For this to happen, people talk about the need for the reader to have a willing suspension of disbelief.
This phrase came from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Romantic writer.
“In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in
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Uniqueness Adds Spice
I love to bring together a diverse group of people. Experienced writers and nonwriters. Poets and thriller writers. People from different countries and backgrounds.
Diversity adds something special when everyone shares a common aim. Everyone at a writing immersion retreat has at least some interest in self-reflection, … Read more
Freewrite to vent all your complaints
Why do this? Why vent?
Because it’s in there anyway.
Shouldn’t I focus on the positive? Won’t it make things worse to dwell on the negative?
By taking a few minutes to put your woes and complaints into a freewrite, you’re not making anything … Read more
I will not Reason & Compare, my business is to Create!William Blake
Better than on-demand entertainment is on-demand creativity. Your creativity. For yourself. Your friends. Your 1000 true fans.
Creativity on demand
Creativity on demand means that whenever you sit down to write, it feels true to you in … Read more
How to reverse engineer story structure by studying the blurbs and short summaries of stories you already know
Maybe it’s true that reverse engineering is my favorite kind of engineering. If that is true, I wonder what that says about me?
One thing I have been doing lately is digging … Read more
“I’d love to write a book, but I don’t have that kind of time. My schedule is already full, plus I’m constantly being interrupted by my kids, and for the sake of my sanity I desperately need to maintain some sort of social life. That doesn’t leave me enough time … Read more
We all face ups and downs. It’s inevitable. Sometimes we are riding high on the wave of inspiration, and sometimes we feel weighed down by our own sludgy ideas and lousy writing.
I’ve been there.
Over the years, I have tried all sorts of things: writing in the evenings, writing … Read more
I like to set impossible goals and impossible expectations.
Partly because it’s inspiring to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible.
Huge goals are impressive.
The shadow side of this tendency is to set impossible expectations because it leads to a kind of failure that supports my negative beliefs.… Read more