You Do You – Be Your Own Original

You Do You – Be Your Own Original

You Do You – Be Your Own Original “I have nothing new to say.” My writer friend wasn’t completing any creative projects. They told me, “I’m kidding myself if I think I can contribute anything worthwhile. It’s all been said before.” As I sat with them, I wanted...
I Get to Write Today

I Get to Write Today

I Get to Write Today Over brunch, they said to me, “Well, but that’s you. You have discipline. I’m not like that. It’s hard to write all the time.” I felt that word. “Discipline.” I didn’t like how that word landed in my body. Never do, actually. Too much Calvinism in...
Use Your Anger

Use Your Anger

Use Your Anger GrrrrrrrrImage by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Note what irritates, angers, and enrages you concerning your creative work. This can be useful intel for several reasons. Ask yourself what you’re angry about, and why you’re angry. Then ask yourself,...
Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends When you’re feeling up against it with a creative project and have no fresh ideas to work with, try these approaches to #becomingunstuck. Invent a close writerly friend. Give this friend a name and form a picture in your mind. Is your...
My Mortality Makes Me Want to Write

My Mortality Makes Me Want to Write

My Mortality Makes Me Want to Write The newspaper tells me I’m going to kick the bucket in 2040. Based on my age, sex, and zip code, with the recent (lowered) life expectancies in this country, that’s my sentence. As I first read this result, multiple objections...