What's Stopping You From Starting to Write?

As writers, we face regular obstacles: coming up with a plot, coming up with characters, remembering how to do the words, and life. Life is a big one, too. It always seems to get in the way of our writing time. That doesn’t mean that life is a drag. Not one bit. Life can be…

December 12 Journal Prompt: What to Write Next Year

What is your writing goal for the whole of 2020? We’ve spent some time delving into the habits we can create to make our year successful, but now I’m going to switch gears a little bit. Knowing what you now know about yourself, we are going to look at what goals you can set for…

What is Writing?

The most important message you need to carry with you is this: You are a writer That’s the first step. You know that you have a story or a message that burns within you, that needs to be released. Most importantly, you know that words are your medium. But what if you don’t? What if…

My Story: Editing a Bad Page

You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. — Jodi Picoult The Middle Build What I didn’t know about my badly written page was that it was turning into a chapter, and actually leading to the middle build of the novel of my 20’s. When I was 27, I found…

The Backstory

This is the start of my professional coaching journey. That isn’t to say I haven’t had my time studying and experiencing life as a tutor or mentor. I’ve done both, and done both well, as far as my feedback tells me. This is where I start to really stretch my legs, to put what I’ve…