“Just Start,” is the worst advice I’ve ever heard…or given.
I think those two words have hurt me more than my three worst ex-boyfriends…combined! Not because it’s bad advice to tell a person to just start the things they want to create. But because productivity for productivity’s sake – sucks. “Just Start!” is great advice if the problem you’re having is that you have a…Read More
Make a Writing Routine & Destroy Writers’ Block With These 5 Tips
I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want someone ruining your creative freedom with a Writing Routine. That used to be my point of view too. I had no writing routine, because I didn’t know I needed one. I was certain that my ability to write good stuff happened in some sort Right-time, Right-place kind of…Read More
Your Writing Space Doesn’t Need Another Plant.
What’s with writers & their spaces, anyway? You know that mythical perfect spot you imagine will make writing easy and comforting and PERFECT? Well…it’s not real. You can’t find a place that will magic away the difficulties of writing, but the yearning for a perfect writers’ space endures. We all covet a perfect writing space…Read More
Free-writing isn’t what you think it is…at least not completely.
What is free-writing? Right. That’s a good starting point isn’t it? If you’re not familiar with the way I suggest you use free-writing, here’s a short primer. Free-writing is a perfect first step for people who want to be able to write without enduring that feeling – you know the one: The drop in the pit…Read More