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...
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...