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...
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...
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)....