First off, the main thing: You want to write a book! You are so cool. So… What’s stopping you from getting your stuff out there? Wherever you are in your book writing process, whether you are just starting out, somewhere in the middle, or sitting on a finished manuscript and researching book printing options… there’s… Continue reading You’re Blocked About Finishing Your Book Because You Feel Mixed About Self-Publishing
I will not Reason & Compare, my business is to Create! William Blake As a writer, it is all to easy to get bogged down by complex ideas, intricately layered plot points. It can feel overwhelming to navigate scene after scene and wonder whether the pacing feels believable or whether anything even makes any sense.… Continue reading To Really Stay In the Flow, Try Paring Down
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
Many people have great ideas. Many of those great ideas could be made into a book. HOWEVER. Many people don’t feel comfortable just sitting down and beginning to write that book. Are you such a person? Maybe? Admit it, you have a book idea. You’re smart, you’re capable. You could have endless conversations about your… Continue reading You Have A Nonfiction Book Idea. How to Begin Writing It?
What is a writing marathon? A writing marathon is a style of freewriting that lasts for two hours or more. To do a writing marathon, you simply need to write without stopping, maintaining the minimum pace of one letter per second. You can go faster, but you’re not allowed to stop. In short, a writing… Continue reading What can a writing marathon do for the average person?