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...
Coaching in the Space Between

Coaching in the Space Between

Coaching in the Space Between I like to say that coaching happens in the space between the client and the coach. During our time together, we put the rest of the world on ‘pause’ and devote our joint attention to the client and their creative life. It’s not therapy,...
What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful? As they do for many children, books gave me a means of escape: reading was (still is) the best kind of dissociation. From the time I learned to read, I was eager to give myself and my reality over to an author, many of them dead, whose...