Writing requires a certain fearlessness in the face of past failures, and sometimes the most frightening challenge involves returning the page once more.Read more "High Dives and Leaps of Faith"
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"
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"
To Fitzgerald, a successful writer must risk exposure and evisceration and be willing to tear themselves apart for the reader.Read more "F. Scott Fitzgerald asks – Are you willing to pay the price of admission?"
Sometimes you just need a break … a rest … a moment of silence. Sometimes skipping out on your “creative life” comes with the territory.Read more "Skipping Out on the Creative Life"
“If we are passionate about writing… we will make room for writing with nary a thought to logistics.”Read more "“Passion Makes Time To Pursue The Lover.”"
As Carl Jung once said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”Read more "Observing Without Evaluating"
No one can dodge dark times, so let the inevitability of failure and pain liberate your writing.Read more "The Glass Is Already Broken"
Disorder and the uninspired writer. By Elizabeth Cutright Has this ever happened to you? You’re driving somewhere new – perhaps looking for an address or rushing to an appointment – and as you circle up and down unfamiliar streets, you feel your stress level rising disproportionately to your circumstances. You find yourself getting angry and […]Read more "Messes, Mayhem and Creative Obstacles"