We writers are gifted with turning a phrase, but with that power comes great responsibility.Read more "Do You Doublespeak?"
Treat writer’s block like a terrible flu, give in to the symptoms and make the most of the creative hermitage.Read more "Strength through Surrender"
Writers, release the ball and chain of perfectionism and embrace the sloppy, unpredictable but so-much-more satisfying rhythm of fits and starts and landing with a satisfied thump at the finish line.Read more "Riding the Writer’s Wave"
For writers, it’s tempting to try to record every moment of an adventure, but sometimes it’s better to surrender the pen and ink and just let the experience wash over you.Read more "From Paris with Love"
The fastest way to become a proficient writer is to make writing a part of your daily routine.There are many variations of the adage that talent matters little when not paired with persistence, and my experiences over the last several months have proved to me that small, incremental steps really can take you farther than you could ever imagine.Read more "Writing As Habit"
As writers and artists, we understand our creations are the culmination of our feelings and experiences, but how many of us are truly mining our histories for gems and treasures to fuel our projects and our self-perception?Read more "Your Past Can Be Your Creative Guide"
When life’s messy, inspiration abounds but getting it all down on paper can be challenging.Read more "Driving Around With A Car Full Of Books"
Telescopic sentences present an opportunity for writers to transform simple scenes with detail and description.Read more "You can win the battle of the run-on!"
When, as a writer or creative, you find yourself feeling unmotivated, uninspired or just plain blocked, re-frame your perspective and keep an eye out for signs you’re on the right track.Read more "Reframe it, Adjust It, Find a Fix"
When you’re starting out on a new adventure, trial and error are to be expected and you need to prepare yourself for some missteps and blunders. Instead of focusing on perfection and lamenting your mistakes, why not put extra effort into learning from your errors and finding a way to grow success from failure.Read more "Dealing with Failure"