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...
Welcome the Flow State

Welcome the Flow State

Welcome the Flow State Being creative feels so good. Why don’t we all just go to that deep state of flow and stay there most of the time, most days? One important reason is that the flow state comes and goes. It’s not infinitely available. Is it possible to figure out...
Know Yourself to Motivate Yourself

Know Yourself to Motivate Yourself

Know Yourself to Motivate Yourself We all need a loving little push now and then. Can we be both the pusher and the pushee? Can we work with our own strengths and weaknesses? What might that look like? Here are three suggestions. Set a High Bar A writer client was...
Trusting the Process

Trusting the Process

Trusting the Process Lately, I’ve been waking up with the half-life of a story in my head. The story or scene degrades rapidly in the daylight. It occurred to me to ‘capture’ these story fragments – keep a notepad by the bed, activate the recorder app on my phone – as...
Blah Happens. It’s Part of the Process.

Blah Happens. It’s Part of the Process.

Blah Happens. It’s Part of the Process. Blah Happens. Image by banksadam from Pixabay Meaning, as my coaching mentor Eric Maisel points out, comes and goes. So does pleasure. So does creative satisfaction. This is good to know when I’ve reached a point in a day...