What are you feeling right now? Maybe you are interested. Maybe you’re bored. Maybe you’re not really feeling anything. I used to think that I was just feeling one thing. I used to believe that I was a pretty rational guy. I didn’t think I had emotional problems. But I do. And so do you.… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise for Uncovering Hidden Emotions
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)
When you write… Like a toddler in a tantrum making a mess, let it rip. Let the voice be unfettered. Let the page be filled. Go with what comes. Different one moment to the next. For a time, you write the sweetest truths. You write your long-held secrets so encapsulated you had forgotten you even… Continue reading Let the Flow of Freewriting Hold You Beyond All Distractions
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 which it was agreed, that… Continue reading How to Really Transport Your Reader
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 will you know that any… Continue reading Don’t Psych Yourself Up!