After I received a contract for my book Small: The Little We Need for Happiness several months ago, I found myself at a loss for what I could now begin writing. I had spent so much of the previous few years writing and revising the essays, then submitting the manuscript to small presses, that its acceptance at Shanti Arts left a surprising vacuum in my life.
Somebody recently told me about a website called “Tiny Habits.” Since one of the main tenets of my approach to working through writing inhibition is to think small, the name appealed immediately to me. By thinking not only large but humongously, so many of the […]
So many writers I’ve worked with write as if they are driving in stop-and-go traffic. They sit down to write, gather some momentum, then something inevitably presents itself to make them slow way way down, or more likely stop. This something can be anything from […]
A former client recently interviewed me for a podcast he was creating on the subject of failure. He wanted me to talk mainly about a writer’s fear of criticism and rejection, to help his listeners understand their fear of failure and eventually learn to write […]
For Whom Are You Writing? Recently, several clients have talked about how lonely and isolated they feel when they are writing, how the solitude is difficult for them to tolerate. As I’ve reflected on the struggle of these writers, I realized that their difficulty is […]
While you’re thinking about where you would feel most comfortable writing, you should also consider what time would be optimal (it’s best to write at the same time every day). First, reflect on when during the day you consistently feel the most alert and energized. […]