Guest Post: How Do You Choose Your Next Big Writing Idea?

Guest Post: How Do You Choose Your Next Big Writing Idea?

Guest Post: How Do You Choose Your Next Big Writing Idea? Do you play catch with your creative ideas? Image by Junior Ferreira on Unsplash Here’s a new guest post from award-winning children’s author and writing coach Dianne Ochiltree. Dianne walks us through the...
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...
Guest Post: Kaizen • Small Steps Lead to Success

Guest Post: Kaizen • Small Steps Lead to Success

Guest Post: 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...
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...