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Feel like doing ANYTHING but writing?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I was listening to City Arts & Lectures on NPR a few weeks ago and Anna Quindlen was talking about her new book, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She was talking about the writing process and said:

“Writers will do anything to get out of writing.”

She went on to talk about her procrastination practices like doing the laundry, organizing her spice rack, and throwing out old shoes. But she always came back to the writing after procrastination had run its course. Many of us do this constantly throughout our writing life. We write, we go away from it, we procrastinate, and we come back to the writing.Continue Reading

Do we need to face death before we realize our potential?

Do we need to face death before we realize our potential?

I was watching this amazing interview where Marie Forleo was talking with a man named Adam Braun. They were talking about his experience on a semester at sea trip he took around the world and he said the ship took a different route and got caught in three massive storms. The ship was hit byContinue Reading

Getting the Writing Done

Getting the Writing Done

When was the last time you started writing something and you actually finished it? I’m talking about something other than a blog post or email. Is there a book somewhere hidden in a drawer or file folder on your computer that’s waiting to be finished?Continue Reading

GUEST POST: 10 Takeaways from the 2014 SF Writer’s Conference

GUEST POST: 10 Takeaways from the 2014 SF Writer’s Conference

I’m thrilled to repost this written by Cathy Turney, author of Dog Stories, Hilarious Tales of a Codependent Pet Owner. I met Cathy at the SF Writer’s conference. After I read this post, I felt like I couldn’t write a better review about my experience at the conference so I asked her if I could useContinue Reading

What One Successful Storyteller Wants You to Know

What One Successful Storyteller Wants You to Know

You may or may not know who Ira Glass is…he’s an award-winning storyteller on a popular radio program called This American Life. But that doesn’t really matter. I happened to come across this video snippet of Ira giving advice to those of us who embark on creative endeavors and it’s so simple, direct, and brilliantContinue Reading




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