Join us Friday March 27th for the no-cost Pop-Up Writing Salon. We gather for an hour or so, and spend most of our time writing together. We do not share our writing nor do we process our writing. This week’s topic is creativity. I have some great prompts for us to spark our innate creativity. […]
The Writing Life
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]