I’d Rather Be in the Studio: No Excuses Marketing for Artists by Alyson Stanfield I met Alyson when she came to one of my writing workshops. She then hired me to write a book – this book. I was SO behind her mission to help artists build solid businesses around their art. This is the […]
You’re ready to write what’s inside you. Finally, you’re at a place where you can devote yourself to your projects.
At Original Impulse, you’ve found a safe haven to get your words out. Through online writing workshops, our year-long apprenticeship and one:one coaching, we are here to make writing a fun and vibrant part of your life.
Be sure to subscribe to Impulses and get your free Capture Your Brilliance course to unlock your words right away.
Excerpted Introduction to The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book by Cynthia Morris Hello! I am so happy you are reading this. It means you are taking steps to fulfill what may be a lifelong dream—to write a book. You have a message, work or story that must be shared, and you […]
I have been in business since 1999 and it’s been such a great learning curve. I am still learning how to be a businesswoman who is successful on her own terms. Some of the books that helped me grow and learn along the way may surprise you. When I became a coach in 1999, I […]
Creating a Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd Oh man, the pain of being a twenty-something with no clear direction! Couldn’t I have been one of those people who knew what they wanted to do with their lives? Oh, I was. I always wanted to be a writer. But how to craft a life around […]
The biggest misconception I see around writing – or any creative practice – is that we think we need a lot of time. We imagine that we’ll get to the writing when we have two hours, five days a week. Who does anything for two hours, five days a week? Okay, maybe work. And Netflix […]
Words Under the Words by Naomi Shihab Nye When I got into poetry, this was one of the first books I bought. Naomi’s poetry is profound and at the same time quotidian. This is the kind of poetry I love. It was easy to connect to, easy to study and, well, not always easy to […]
Look! Squirrel! Yeah, gotcha. These days, our attention is as fractured as a kaleidoscope, splintering in a million directions at once. It’s getting harder and harder to reign in our focus enough to write or create. I write about this in my book, but I’ll say it here: The real game of productivity isn‘t time management, […]
It’s the weirdest thing, free-writing. When you do it consistently, you discover so much more inside you than you ever imagined. Using free-writing, I’ve seen students access memories, stories and insights that they didn’t realize they were carrying. It’s crazy. It’s like the pen (or keyboard) is a key to accessing your fullest self. Even […]
In my writing classes, people often come to terms with what’s truly important for them. Often, they sign up to work on a project. But before they can get into the material, some clearing away the underbrush is called for. OY! You’re saying now. I don’t want to do personal journaling and I don’t want […]
When you’re sitting on the sidelines of your writing, there’s lots of room in the stands for your fears to crowd around. But once you get in the game, the fears can’t keep up with you. Fear hates a moving target. When you’re writing, even imperfectly, you gain confidence. You have this writing impulse for […]