Even Before Sitting Down

The Long Journey of Book Promotion

The Long Journey of Book Promotion

Since I am spending a great deal of my time these days working toward promoting my new book, I thought I should tell other writers about my successes and failures. Promotion seems to be a topic that gets a great deal of attention, from writers […]

Facing the Blank Page II

Facing the Blank Page II

While limiting their writing time to 15 minutes helps many writers face the blank page, it doesn’t work for others. Even if they give themselves permission to write for only five minutes, some writers cannot sit down and begin. Something else—a phone call, a chore, […]

Writing As Discovery

Writing As Discovery

For well over a month, each time we met, one of my clients repeated that he was almost ready to begin writing. “I’ve got just about another week or so of thinking this through, before my writing will really take off,” he kept assuring me. […]

Writing and Small

Writing and Small

At book parties to promote my book, “Small: The Little We Need for Happiness,” people often ask me about my writing process, something I love talking about. I was once a very blocked writer. Throughout college, I struggled with every term paper, writing the opening […]

How to Talk to the Writing Critics in Your Head

How to Talk to the Writing Critics in Your Head

If you’re aware of writing critics residing in your head, this post will help you clear the airwaves.

The Benefits of a Writing companion

The Benefits of a Writing companion

If you don’t have a writing companion, you might think about finding one.

The New Year II

The New Year II

Have you discovered the best place to do your writing?

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.

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.