The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation Image by MiraCosic from Pixabay The other day I met a writer who’s at a standstill with their novel, which they’ve been working on for years. They have used up their savings on editors, courses, and craft books, and...
Writing for Children: Rules of the Road

Writing for Children: Rules of the Road

Writing for Children: Rules of the Road Here’s a guest post from the children’s author and writing coach Dianne Ochiltree. Have you ever wondered about writing for kids? Read all about it!. ~ AMC ​ When someone tells me they’d love to write a children’s...
Treat Resistance Like It’s a Narcissist

Treat Resistance Like It’s a Narcissist

If you were in a relationship with a narcissist, would you go after that person with guns blazing? No, right? Because that would just drag you deeper into their drama vortex. Seems to me in cases like that it makes more sense to elude their gravitational pull. Better...
Can Meditation and Creative Ideas Play Well Together?

Can Meditation and Creative Ideas Play Well Together?

Can Meditation and Creative Ideas Play Well Together? I’ve been getting good ideas about a character in my next novel. He’s the nephew of the protagonist, and has recently moved to her town. I have lots of decisions to make about his situation. It’s a great feeling to...
Kaizen: Small Steps Lead to Success

Kaizen: Small Steps Lead to Success

Kaizen: Small Steps Lead to Success Here’s a guest post from writer and coach LA Bourgeois, who explains how she re-started her writing life – in fifteen-minute increments. Please enjoy! ~ AMC   A few years ago, my dream of being a professional writer...