Treat Your Writing Like Unplanned Sex!

Treat Your Writing Like Unplanned Sex!

When I first started writing coaching, I had a client tell me that she treated her writing as if it was unplanned sex! When she needed to, she would sneak it in whenever she could. Every spare moment on weekends, after school, or instead of lunch, she would grab her...
Passion is the fuel that propels the writing engine

Passion is the fuel that propels the writing engine

One of my favorite authors is historical fiction writer Sharon Kay Penman (what a great name for a writer!). The historical period she writes about is the Middle Ages, and she creates incredible romantic stories using actual people and events. A truly remarkable...
Ninety-five Percent of Writing is Just Showing Up

Ninety-five Percent of Writing is Just Showing Up

If I were to ask you why you haven’t written a book, I’m guessing the most common answer would be that there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. There are people with children, businesses, extended families, and any other life picture you can imagine. Yet, they...
Push Past Your Insecurities and Keep Moving Your Pen!

Push Past Your Insecurities and Keep Moving Your Pen!

During a healing session years ago, the diagnosis I received was that I must begin to make all of my choices from openness and joy instead of fear. When I asked how to know when I was choosing from fear, the answer was, “It’s simple. When there is a struggle, there is...
Hold On to Your Writing Vision

Hold On to Your Writing Vision

Well-known furniture designer Charles Eames once said that he devoted only about one percent of his energy to conceiving a design; he spent the remaining ninety-nine percent holding onto the vision as the project developed. For a writer, holding on to the vision is...
Let Go of Expectations in the Writing Process

Let Go of Expectations in the Writing Process

During my first writing retreat, I worked with a new author who had signed up to be in a collaborative anthology book series that I created, edited, and published (for more information about writing in my latest anthology series, go to Awaken Your Creative Genius)....
Find Meaning from Your Writing

Find Meaning from Your Writing

A few years ago, I worked with a client who was writing about leadership from the heart versus the head. Unfortunately, his first draft was uninspired, dry, and boring. So on our coaching call, I asked, “Ed, what are you writing about?” He replied, “Leadership from...
You Must Write to Become a Master

You Must Write to Become a Master

The moon rose full above the glass pyramid as I walked out of the Louvre Museum in Paris. I had spent a very full day viewing famous works by masters such as Michelangelo, Vermeer, Veronese, and of course, the top attraction, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. As I made my way...