Even Before Sitting Down

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.

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 […]

Creating A Writing Window

Creating A Writing Window

I’ve worked with writers who are full of the best intentions. “I’m here at my desk, and about to begin my writing. I’m optimistic that today will be a good day,” one of them might shoot me an email. “Today was a loss,” another writer […]

Thinking Small to Write Big

This summer, I’m going to teach an online course called “Thinking Small to Write Big.” I’ve never taught this course before; the idea emerged from my book Small: The Little We Need for Happiness as a way to incorporate all I’ve discovered about small into […]

After a Long Absence

After a Long Absence

I’m taking up my blog again, hoping to make one posting a week from now–until eternity. I’m taking up my blog again, and at the same time, I’m enlarging it. I originally wrote about writing and writing practice, exploring for my readers how to work […]

Finding Your Breath

Last night, I was reminded of a lesson I’d already learned, but had forgotten.  A newer client and I had been struggling to establish a footing for our relationship. Each time we met, I felt as if we were standing on a major fault line, […]

Nurturing a Life-Long Writing Practice

I often speak to writers, individually and in classes and workshops, about establishing and sustaining a life-long writing practice.  Most are hungry for what I have to say, and remain rapt for my entire spiel.  But last week, speaking to the participants of this year’s […]