Freewriting Exercise: Write A Letter to Yourself in the Future

This exercise will only take about fifteen minutes but it’s guaranteed to make your day. It involves spending a few minutes now to write a letter that will get delivered to yourself in the future. Think of it as an electronic time capsule. A secret message you can send into the future for yourself. Who… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Write A Letter to Yourself in the Future

Freewriting Exercise- Find Your Life Goals

One of the most powerful freewriting exercises I know of is also the most straightforward. The exercise is for finding your life goals and developing a plan for achieving them. Why use freewriting? Freewriting is a way of writing that gets around the common blocks and mental barriers. Because you are writing without stopping, you… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise- Find Your Life Goals

Freewrite Your Path to Creative Independence

What is creative independence? I use the term to mean things like location independence financial independence generally, your life on your terms a free mind being empowered to share your message and vision with the world The exercise that can change your life Everyone has ambitions, desires, and goals that appeal uniquely to them. Some… Continue reading Freewrite Your Path to Creative Independence

Why Finishing A Book Is Harder Now Than Ever (And How to Gain the Competitive Edge)

Setting out to write a book often comes with a surge of energy and inspiration. The words flow and the ideas emerge. Maybe you’re writing a nonfiction book to help expand your platform or share a new tool with the world. Maybe you’re penning the next bestselling mystery series. No matter the writing project, things… Continue reading Why Finishing A Book Is Harder Now Than Ever (And How to Gain the Competitive Edge)

Writers, Don’t Waste Your Life In The Pursuit of Money

Ah, the thrill of the quick buck. I own a small business making and selling handmade shea butter skin cream. Everything involved with this business is pure pleasure. That’s why I do it. It earns me some money, and that’s a plus. But the main reason I make and sell skin cream is because it… Continue reading Writers, Don’t Waste Your Life In The Pursuit of Money

Use Freewriting To Accomplish Impossible Goals

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. It goes like this: I… Continue reading Use Freewriting To Accomplish Impossible Goals

Stick With It… Until the Onion is Peeled [Writing / Goals]

Writing isn’t hard. Compared to other challenges life brings, writing isn’t even remotely difficult. Writing for a sustained period, however, takes courage. Writing and finishing a project takes bravery. More bravery than most people realize. Nonwriters have only had a taste of this in school or when maybe writing a poem for their lover when… Continue reading Stick With It… Until the Onion is Peeled [Writing / Goals]

A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big

He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius William Blake I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement. I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced hits and misses based on… Continue reading A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big

Perfectionism, Burnout, and Finishing What You Start

I don’t know about you, but I love to start new projects. It’s almost like a high I get from some drug. I see the whole world through a different lens. It’s not just me that feels inspired. Everything looks different to me. Anything seems doable. At first when you begin a new writing project… Continue reading Perfectionism, Burnout, and Finishing What You Start