Halfway Through Nanowrimo

Halfway Through Nanowrimo

Halfway Through Nanowrimo How’s Nano going for me? I’m glad you asked. Here’s my report from halfway through National Novel Writing Month 2022. Unlike last year (my first Nano), this year I prepared more ahead of time, devoting hours in September and October to...
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...
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...
After Nano: Mission Creep and Takeaways

After Nano: Mission Creep and Takeaways

After Nano: Mission Creep and Takeaways What happened with Nanowrimo? I told you in November that I was participating for the first time in National Novel Writing Month. I didn’t expect to get Nano’s goal of 50,000 words drafted on the new novel. Accordingly, I...