What Happens When You Embrace Your Writing Process (Spoiler: Magic)

Last week I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about writing myths I used to believe in. As any self respecting procrastinator knows, one of the best ways to avoid writing is to read about writing. I love reading books by writers, books for writers, articles about writing, quotes about the writing life. Sometimes I find it … Continue reading What Happens When You Embrace Your Writing Process (Spoiler: Magic)

How to Improve Your Writing Immediately: Write Scenes, Not Summaries

Note: if you are reading this, you will probably like reading my weekly newsletter, which is full of more writing tips, updates, and puns than your heart can handle. Subscribe here. I had so much fun making fun of my former baby writer self last week that I thought I’d continue the merriment with another … Continue reading How to Improve Your Writing Immediately: Write Scenes, Not Summaries

How I Wrote 50,000 Words In Two Months (While Working Full Time)

If you clicked on this post, you would probably enjoy my Monday Motivation newsletter. Sign up here for the inspiration you need to make the life you want. In January I set a short term writing goal for myself: write 50,000 words of my manuscript by March 1. Last Wednesday, February 28, I typed my … Continue reading How I Wrote 50,000 Words In Two Months (While Working Full Time)

5 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Stuck – Step 5: Develop Emotional Intelligence

This is Part 5 in a 5 part series Read the Intro Read Step 1: Identify and Attack Your Triggers Read Step 2: Make a Bored List Read 3: Start Heatmapping Read Step 4: Give Up a Comfort Crutch On my birthday last year I didn’t throw myself a party or buy a ticket to New … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Stuck – Step 5: Develop Emotional Intelligence