Someone comes into a room, takes out a gun, points it at you and says: “You! You right there! Show me what you love! What’s your passion? Right now! Show me what it looks like when you live your passion!” The gunman is asking about your ability to walk the talk. Most of us are… Continue reading The Wise Gunman Demands Your Integrity
Freewriting is an entry point into the flow state Sounds mystical, magical, amazing. It is! It’s also really simple. Is it bad that the technique is simple? Well, I would argue that only the simple techniques are going to prove accessible and reliable when you really need something to turn to. Simplicity is a huge… Continue reading What Can the Flow State Do For You?
The more you freewrite, the more you become yourself. Unburdened writing gets you in touch with your own voice. Through the ongoing practice of writing without constraint, being totally free, you learn to trust your inner wisdom. When you freewrite… Nobody is telling you how to write or how you should sound or what makes… Continue reading Freewrite Instead of Sitting and Thinking
“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.” -Some guy who knew William Blake I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived to the full. Not merely… Continue reading The Writing Life Is An Adventure. Set Goals!
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci It’s funny to think of the flow state as something that people study in laboratories. For me, my notion of the laboratory seems such an official place with… Continue reading How to Enter the Flow State While Writing
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects. Nikola… Continue reading Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Maybe you look out at the world and you don’t always like what you see. All the over-hyped movies. Blockbusters that won awards and then were never heard of later. “Timeless classics” that became embarrassments. The intellectual in me likes to try to complicate things. As a writer, I wanted to get away from “all… Continue reading Take Ownership of the World
You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better? The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving the medicine they need. Despite… Continue reading Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?
Freewriting is a technique many people have heard about but few writers are really taking advantage of. I know of no other way of writing that offers as much potential for productivity and creative growth as freewriting does. It is also remarkably versatile. Freewriting is equally beneficial whether you want to just get a project… Continue reading Five Key Facets of Freewriting – [How to Freewrite]