This post originally aired on The Fearless Creative podcast. If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below. If you do listen, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, or your favorite podcatcher. (If you don’t know how to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, I’ve got a wonderful little cheat sheet here.) … Continue reading Killer Systems and Processes to Increase Productivity
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Every writer and creative needs an accountability system. This week I discuss how to use your tendency from Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendency framework to build your own custom accountability system. I also share the six pillars of my personal accountability system.
Being a writer isn’t like being an accountant. For one thing, when I tell people what I do, they actually want to know more about it. Usually, that conversation doesn’t end until people know what I write, how many books I’ve published, and where I “get my ideas.” We have this cultural fascination with writers, … Continue reading “I Would Love to Write, But…” (How to Quash This Cop-Out Phrase)
Over the holidays, something happened to me that hadn’t happened in nearly three years: I got sick. When I woke up on December 23rd with a runny nose, I tried to dismiss it. I pride myself on having an iron constitution, and I was determined to nip it in the bud. I took loads of … Continue reading How to Train Your Writer — Maria and the Trunchbull
The holidays are some of my favorite times of the year. I love Thanksgiving food so much that I served it at my wedding. I love to cook, and I love hanging out with my family while they cook. And nothing stirs my cynical dystopian writer soul quite as much as the She and Him … Continue reading How to Write While Traveling for the Holidays
This post is part of a series dedicated to National Novel-Writing Month. If you aren’t participating in NaNoWriMo this year, you should. I have a free workbook available for download on the home page that will guide you through the process in a fun and accessible way. If you’re abstaining this year, never fear. These … Continue reading 10 Ways to Distraction-Proof Your Life for NaNoWriMo