Get your writing moving, no matter what

People often ask me what they can use free-writing for. In my experience, it’s great for every kind of personal or professional writing imaginable – for the first draft at least.

This week, I brainstormed 20 ways you can use free-writing now, even if you don’t consider yourself a writer. Best of all, free-writing is [Read more...]

Is Your Consumption/Creation Ratio Out of Whack?

by Cynthia Morris

This article originally appeared on Fuel Your Writing. It’s such an important topic that surfaces again and again, so we’re sharing it here.

These days, it seems that if you’re not consuming something – videos, podcasts, blog posts, books, magazines, films, social media streams – then you’re probably asleep.

There’s so [Read more...]

Prepositional Alignment from Camp GLP

At Camp GLP last week, I had the chance to do something I’ve wanted to do since I was a girl.

photo by Gregory Berg

I have an odd talent of having the prepositions committed to memory, and I’ve wanted to perform them onstage, with a bit of spice. At our Talent Show, I [Read more...]

Book Review: The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity comes out with his third book, The Happiness of Pursuit. This book is all about finding meaning through engaging in quests that matter – first to the quester, then to the world.

Watch the video for more.

I’m giving away several copies of The Happiness of Pursuit [Read more...]

31 Benefits of Free-Writing

Since I began teaching the online writing class Free-Write Fling in 2007, hundreds of writers from around the world have gathered in the Free-Write Fling classroom.

For a month at a time, we all write for at least 15 minutes a day. It is awe-inspiring to watch all kinds of transformation unfold. I’m always blown [Read more...]

World Domination Summit 2014, Captured in Color

My fourth year at the World Domination Summit, captured in color in my Moleskine Japanese album. I won’t share all the pages, but here are a few scenes from WDS 2014. More Portland notes to follow.


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What books are in your beach bag this summer?

On my recent birthday trip, I had zoomed past the beach turn-off, and slamming on the brakes, took a quick turn into the next place. Guess what? I had come upon a little bookstore, Titcombs Bookshop in Sandwich, MA. Of course I had to delay the beach for books!

Inside, the tiny shop was full [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Your Talents

I love making art and writing things. I made this poster to celebrate Original Impulse’s 15-year anniversary and to share a gift with you. I also wanted to practice the hand lettering I am learning in Sean Wes’ online lettering course. So I was happy to do about 12 drafts of this. That’s how it [Read more...]

How Does Paris Make Us Feel Sexier? Interview with Author of Naughty Paris

Heather Stimmler-Hall of Secrets of Paris is bringing out a new edition of her elegant Paris guidebook, Naughty Paris. I had the chance to interview Heather about some of the concepts in the book. I was curious about some of the Frenchwoman’s secrets, and Heather was happy to share what she knows in an email [Read more...]

Celebrating 15 Years as a Creativity Coach for Creatives and Writers

It’s with a grateful heart and a deep bow of thanks that I share this post. This month marks my 15-year anniversary as a coach for people who want to write and create with joy.

There’s so much I want to say about running a business, being a healthy creative person and what I want [Read more...]