Get Unstuck Now
Sometimes you need a quick new insight or strategy to dive into the writing zone. More than the simplistic advice to ‘just do it’, these tried-and-true methods will get you started right away.
I’ve only included a few of the articles I’ve written on this topic, because I know how easy it is to get stuck reading advice articles. Go on, now, get that pen fired up!
Books* and Articles
As a girl, I would come home from the library every week with a big stack of books. Nothing has changed, except that I’ve devoted my life’s work to books and the people who write them. Here you’ll find a curated library of my books, my clients’ works, and books I know you’ll find inspiring and useful.
Scroll down this page for my most popular articles to spark you to get started writing and keep going!
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- The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book , Original Impulse, 2019
- Create Your Writer’s Life: A Guide to Writing with Joy and Ease, Original Impulse, 2003, 2005, 2015
- Visit Paris Like an Artist, Original Impulse, 2017
- Chasing Sylvia Beach, Original Impulse, 2012 Available in Denver at The Book Bar
- The Graceful Return, Original Impulse, 2009
- Cross the Finish Line: Overcome the Hurdles to Completion, Original Impulse, 2008, 2017
- Go For It! Leading Tours for Fun and Profit, Great Escape Publishing, 2007
- Creative Toolkit for Travelers, Original Impulse 2007
- A Beautiful Morning: How a Morning Ritual Can Feed Your Soul and Transform Your Life by Ashley Ellington Brown
- Beginnings, Endings: When Midlife Women Leave Home In Search of Authenticity by Ani Liggett
- Calling the Shots by Beth Gainer
- Career Coward’s Guide to Interviewing by Katy Piotroski
- Celebrate!: An Interactive Journey Thru Life's Invitations by Jani McCarty
- Dipping into Magic Waters by Barbara Ihde
- Hunger Speaks: A Memoir Told in Poetry by Carolyn Jennings
- I’d Rather Be in the Studio by Alyson Stanfield
- The Magic Cookbook by Pam Porter
- Moving into Alignment by Jennifer Hayes
- One Day At a Time by David Sloan
- Performing As You by Diana Theodores
- Practically Shameless by Alyce Barry
- The Source of All Things by Tracy Ross
- Tales from Weaver Pond by Laurel Becker
- The Victory Letters by Cheri Ruskus
Start Writing Now
Let’s face it: there are many things that come between you and your writing time. Your day job, your family and social life. Let’s not forget the need to scour every inch of the basement before you sit down to write!
I’ve been writing for over twenty years and helping writers all along the way. We’ve learned a few tricks to manage your time, manage your projects and manage those pesky inner critics that try to stifle your brilliance.
Here you’ll find a few of my best-loved articles that have helped hundreds of writers get their groove on.
Enjoy Your Writer’s Life
If only we could go to a Greek island for a month or two and focus on our writing! Sigh…we all have those writing retreat fantasies. The truth is, our writing life needs to be juggled along with our other obligations.
It’s not easy to make time to write and feel like we have the rest of our lives handled. In this section of the Original Impulse Library, you’ll find the resources I share with my clients again and again. They’re not your ordinary ‘time management for writers’ advice.
- Stop Being a Victim of OPA
- Boundaries for Creatives – Part 1
- Boundaries for Creatives – Part 2
- Let the Body Lead
- 50 Fun, Playful or Creative Self-Care Practices
- Shed the Weight of Procrastination
- Too Much On Your ‘Plate’? MindMap Your Way to Sanity
- Snuggling in for a Creativity Retreat at Home
- Transitions for Creatives
Writing Is Soul Work
If writing and creating were simply a matter of time and project management, everyone would have their books written by now. As a writer’s coach since 1999, I’ve hosted hundreds of coaching calls with clients.
While everyone is different, there’s one thing I know that unites all of my clients: writing is soul work. Your mind, your body, your emotions and the deep wisdom that drives you to write despite all obstacles – all parts of you need to be on board.
These articles tackle the common challenges that arise when we sit down to write. (Oh, and I know, the minute you sit down to write, you’ll need to pop up and go do some dishes. Please don’t. The world needs your words.)