As writers, we are often blind to the errors or flabby writing in our projects. The ability to edit our own work is something we develop over time. The number one mistake writers make is sending their work to editors or agents before it’s as polished as it could be. I get it! We want […]
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In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, you’ll hear the story of a book I wrote that changed a life-long narrative I’d been telling myself. In this episode I will share: A lifetime obsession of mine How I felt ashamed of this passion The project that reversed this shame The gifts that I got from […]
Do you ever feel ‘stuck’ with your writing? Like you just don’t ‘feel like it’ or doubt your words? Sometimes when we think about writing, it’s like we’re asking ourselves to deep clean the refrigerator. Or drive two hours in rush hour traffic. Or some other onerous, cringe-worthy task. What happened to the love?! We […]
People often ask me what is a ‘writers’ coaching group’? Many writing workshops are focused on the craft of writing. Accountability focuses on getting stuff done. From what I have seen in my writing groups, if it were just a matter of scheduling writing time and showing up, it would be easy. Writing, and other […]
When it comes to our creative and writing projects that aren’t immediately tied to our financial well-being, aka work, we sometimes struggle to truly commit. We cite lack of time as our #1 excuse for not writing that book or other creative project. Of course! We are all busy with life and work and family. […]
Sometimes it seems like our abundant creativity is more of a hassle than a gift. And when it comes to figuring out how to make a living using our talents, that can seem like a giant Rubik’s cube. All the pieces are there, but how to do they fit together? My client Pam Porter is […]
There’s been a spate of sobriety memoirs lately. One could easily zone out and think, oh, another story about someone getting sober. I say BRING THEM ON! Reading about the impact of addiction and about how the hell one breaks free of it should be the norm. These stories serve to change the narrative about […]
Enrollment is open for the Paris writing workshop Write Your Heart Out in Paris. This is for you if you want to bring your writing to a new level of authenticity and ease. This is for you if you want to meet with your creative peers in one of the world’s most inspiring cities. The […]
It’s not my practice to choose a word for the year. I always have such a hard time deciding on just one! This year, two areas of focus came to me. My main focus for this year is Connect. To myself, to my higher self, to others. I’ve been in a pattern of doing a […]
Is ‘write book’ on your list of commitments this year? If so, consider joining me for an interactive talk at the Tattered Cover LoDo on Monday, January 27th. I’ll be sharing from my book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book. You’ll leave with actionable ideas and inspiration to write the book you’ve been […]