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Writing in the New Year

Writing in the New Year

It’s a new year, and time to take a look at your writing practice.

Thinking Small About Promoting My Book

Thinking Small About Promoting My Book

It’s happened. I’ve hit a wall with my writing. Well, not exactly with my writing, but with promoting my new book, “Small: The Little We Need for Happiness.” My book will be shipped at the end of this month, just in time for the new […]

Praise Yourself When You Write

Praise Yourself When You Write

If you’ve ever been plagued by writing inhibitions, it’s important that you praise yourself once you’ve established a regular writing practice–no matter how small.

Getting Back to Your Writing After a Break

Getting Back to Your Writing After a Break

It’s often difficult to get back to writing after a break. In this post, I offer tips for beginning to write again.

How To Know If You’re A Writer

How To Know If You’re A Writer

Here’s a short talk about how to know if you’re a writer. Hope you enjoy it. And please forgive the Thanksgiving wishes. I had hoped to publish this last week.

The Scourge of Perfectionism

The Scourge of Perfectionism

The Scourge of Perfectionism Perfectionism is common among writers with inhibitions. Whenever they write, whatever they are writing, be it a literary essay or a thank you note, they want it to be perfect in every way—all the right, no best –words, punctuation and content. […]

Regular Writing Windows May Not be Right for Everyone

Regular Writing Windows May Not be Right for Everyone

Maybe I’m Not So Right After writing on and on about setting aside a regular time to write, I spoke to a writer who, unknowingly, has forced me to rethink my advice. This writer told me that after trying and trying to set aside a […]

Creating a Writing Window

Creating a Writing Window

I’ve written a great deal in the past about how important it is to create a safe writing world for yourself. So many of the writers I work with unknowingly allow the wrong people and places to enter their world, and are not aware of […]

The Myth of Inspiration

The Myth of Inspiration

Most of the writers I’ve worked with share a common misconception about inspiration. Before we work together, they believed that they couldn’t just sit down and begin writing. They thought they needed to feel “inspired.” When I ask these clients what inspiration means to them, […]

How to Talk to Your Internal Writing Critics

How to Talk to Your Internal Writing Critics

Here’s a first for me: A short talk on how to talk to your internal writing critics. Hope you find it helpful.