Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022

Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022

Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022 Last fall I did my first-ever NaNoWriMo and I wrote about the experience here and here. I’m going to do it again this year. This is a pre-Nano blog for those considering participating. I’m already looking forward to November, and...
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...
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...
What Is Normal Creativity?

What Is Normal Creativity?

What Is Normal Creativity? A client asked me the other day whether their creative process is normal. On the spectrum of creativity, where do their fits and starts sit? Do other people have intentions that don’t measure up to the realities? Do they experience pauses in...