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...
Take Back Your Energy with a Question

Take Back Your Energy with a Question

Take Back Your Energy with a Question You know that feeling when you are powering away on a creative project and then notice that you’ve stopped, seemingly against your will? It’s as though all the energy that was streaming through you just dissipated. Why does...
Guest Post: After My Stroke, I Began to Enjoy Writing

Guest Post: After My Stroke, I Began to Enjoy Writing

Guest Post: After My Stroke, I Began to Enjoy Writing Here’s a guest post from author (and ACC client) Elizabeth Cottone PhD about how she came to love writing books. Enjoy!  ~ AMC When I was in middle school, high school, and college, I was a terrible writer. During...
Shifting Gears with Tone of Voice

Shifting Gears with Tone of Voice

Shifting Gears with Tone of Voice When I chat with clients about tone of (written) voice, they often say they aren’t sure how to just flip a switch and shift from a too-formal to a conversational tone. I can empathize. I think that kind of shifting gears is a skill...