You need to write something. You feel the impending deadline. It’s weighing on you. Maybe you aren’t clear on what to write. This might be an essay, a blog post, or a chapter in a nonfiction book. A mostly blank file is sitting there staring at you. You have a basic idea what you need… Continue reading Use This Rapid Writing Strategy For Getting It Done At The Last Minute
When I Am Puzzled By What To Write, I Do This
The problem: Nothing adds up Thoughts are like puzzle pieces. Taken by themselves, each thought doesn’t really add up to much. It’s just a single puzzle piece. But when those puzzle pieces start to fit together, miracles happen. Ordinarily, we go around with our heads full of miscellaneous thoughts. When we sit down to write,… Continue reading When I Am Puzzled By What To Write, I Do This
When You Don’t Believe In Yourself, Try This
Feelings come and go. Everyone gets into low emotional states from time to time. Sometimes, though, people get stuck in negative emotional states. No matter what they try, it feels ineffectual, like trying to fight their way out of a paper sack. You’re here because you want to try something different. When you believe you… Continue reading When You Don’t Believe In Yourself, Try This
How to Use Freewriting to Develop Talking Points
Why do you need talking points? Maybe you need to give a speech or a presentation. Maybe you just want to organize your thinking around a big topic so that if you have an impromptu conversation, you feel prepared. It’s easier to hold a few talking points than to try to memorize an entire story… Continue reading How to Use Freewriting to Develop Talking Points
You Have A Nonfiction Book Idea. How to Begin Writing It?
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?