“I Would Love to Write, But…” (How to Quash This Cop-Out Phrase)

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, […]

Using Morning Pages to Tap Into the Subconscious

Sometimes help comes to us from the places we least expect. Julia Cameron, for instance — a writing teacher whose books I’ve been avoiding for a very long time. I should explain. When you’re a writer, there are books that pop up as “inspired by your browsing history” on Amazon again and again and again. […]

5 Proven Hacks for Establishing a Daily Writing Practice

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional. If you don’t have a daily writing practice, you’re not going to achieve as much as you would hope. Writers write — plain and simple. And no matter where my students are in their author journey, I always start our coaching relationship by evaluating the […]