Stuck at home? Your writing can be a haven in this time. Yet it can also be hard to drop in and find focus. I made a tutorial with suggestions for designing an at-home writing retreat. It could be short, it could be all day. However long your retreat is, make it work for you.
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Usually, the first person in the way of letting ourselves create what we want is US! This self-censorship is painful and unhealthy. I offer a few ways to stop this so you can write and make what you want.
I am always happy to talk with friend and colleague Alyson Stanfield of Art Biz Success. I’ve worked with her for years to help her artist clients have successful businesses on their own terms. Alyson recently reposted this podcast interview with me about how to build an art career, one patient step at a time. […]
It’s quite the emotional roller coaster these days, isn’t it? I feel and notice a lot of fear. And uncertainty, which fuels fear. There’s a lot of anger, and also wafts of hope. We are living in tough times for sure. We need to seek groundedness. If we don’t replenish ourselves and keep our immune […]
I’ve been doing daily writing based on my own prompts, These are coaching inquiries that I often ask my clients. Some of them are ones I wish someone would ask me. One of the hardest prompts to write from was: “What are you afraid of?” It was hard to stay with my fears for a […]
You may be like me: the news of the day and all the talk about the Coronavirus has upped my anxiety. I’ve had to double down on my self-care routines to stay stay grounded. I have to consistently steer myself back to love and optimism rather than fear and doom. My writing and art-making practices […]
I was in the car with a friend recently. She was gushing about an author and what a great writer she is. While I, too, love great writing and appreciate great authors, in this moment, for some reason, my inner critic closed my heart. I felt jealousy and a sense of less-than. “I don’t think […]
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 […]
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 […]