30 Aug

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #8: Passion is the fuel that propels the writing engine

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #8: 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 writer. Her most…

16 Aug

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #7: Ninety-five Percent of Writing is Just Showing Up

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #7: 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.…

5 Aug

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #6: Push Past Your Insecurities and Keep Moving Your Pen!

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #6: Push Past Your Insecurities and Keep Moving Your Pen!

Push Past Your Insecurities and Keep Moving Your Pen! Being a Transformational Writing coach, I can say that writing is about being courageous. Talent plays a role, but it is a smaller part. Becoming a successful writer takes a willingness to let people see who you really are coupled with a determination to get your…

19 Jul

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #5: Hold On to Your Vision

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #5:  Hold On to Your Vision

Hold On To Your Vision  This gospel might seem to be in direct conflict with Gospel Four, letting go of expectations. However, there is a distinct difference between expectation and vision. Let me explain. An expectation is a limited view of how something will unfold. When we place an expectation on something, we shut off…

6 Jul

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #4: Let Go of Expectations in the Writing Process

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #4: Let Go of Expectations in the Writing Process

Let Go of Expectations Nothing turns out in the writing process as you expect. That’s the journey. That’s the excitement. That’s the joy of writing. The trick is to let our unconscious take us where we go while we move out of its way. This process is true of all creating. When my authors expect…

25 May

Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #2: Writing Changes Everything

 Micah Schwader
Transformational Writing Coaching Insight #2: Writing Changes Everything

Writing Changes Everything: You Will Understand Yourself Better and Faster Through the Writing Process In my coaching, I share everything I know about writing and living, too. I believe your writing and what you are living right now are entwined. It’s not scientific; it’s only my theory, but there seems to be a chemical response…