Use Your Anger

Use Your Anger

Use Your Anger GrrrrrrrrImage by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Note what irritates, angers, and enrages you concerning your creative work. This can be useful intel for several reasons. Ask yourself what you’re angry about, and why you’re angry. Then ask yourself,...
Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends When you’re feeling up against it with a creative project and have no fresh ideas to work with, try these approaches to #becomingunstuck. Invent a close writerly friend. Give this friend a name and form a picture in your mind. Is your...
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...