Resistance reared its ugly head and threatened my writing goals. But I cut that resistance out and gave myself permission to keep writing. How is resistance pulling you away from your writing? Today, give yourself permission to work through whatever story you're telling yourself about why you shouldn’t write. Ask aloud or write in your journal: Why shouldn’t I … Continue reading Permission to Write in 6 Steps
WRITING TIP Facing the blank page is an act of vulnerability. In my case, it’s a feeling of vulnerability that I rather enjoy (unlike all the other experiences of vulnerability in my life). If you want to push yourself beyond where you thought you could go with your writing, you need to explore this feeling … Continue reading Are you willing to be vulnerable enough to face the blank page?
WRITING TIP In my twenty-year writing career, I've read my share of books on the craft of writing. Any success I've had I owe at least in part to the wisdom shared in the following books: On Writing by Stephen KingThe War of Art by Steven PressfieldInner Drives by Pamela Jaye SmithWired for Story by … Continue reading Want to Uplevel Your Writing? Be a Voracious Reader of Craft Books
WRITING TIP Let’s face it; few people want to receive criticism (unless, maybe, they have a particular kink for browbeating). However, if you’re a writer who wants to improve your craft, you will benefit by training yourself to appreciate negative feedback, even if you don’t love the feeling of receiving it. One way to do … Continue reading Do You Want to Improve Your Writing? Learn How to Receive People’s Negative Feedback.
WRITING TIP Whether you realize it or not, you are always telling a story, usually silently as you move throughout your day. And your internal dialogue is incredibly influential in your life. The question is: are you sharing mindfully or mindlessly, responsibly or carelessly? Clearly, it’s not possible to control all the circumstances of one’s … Continue reading How to Make Your Prose (&Your Life) Sparkle By Changing Your Internal Dialogue