What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful? As they do for many children, books gave me a means of escape: reading was (still is) the best kind of dissociation. From the time I learned to read, I was eager to give myself and my reality over to an author, many of them dead, whose...
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...
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...
Support Your Creativity with Lists

Support Your Creativity with Lists

Support Your Creativity with Lists Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay As I prepared for vacation this summer, I examined the tasks on my to-do list and completed as many of them as possible. Of the rest, some could easily be exiled far, far, away to the end of the...
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...