Writers observe, analyze and articulate, making us the ultimate outsiders and the oddest-man-out of the bunch – so embrace the strange and let it lead you to unexpected triumphs and adventures.Read more "Where’s Your Will to be Weird?"
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"
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"
Sometimes life can get in the way of your creative goals and endeavors. It’s hard to sit down and write when arguments and expectations are whirling in your head, battling for attention. It’s even worse when the ones you love drag you onto to their stage, shove a tin sword in your hand and push you out to challenge their dragons.Read more "The Pen is Mightier…"
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, 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"
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?"