The Joy of Writing: Find it in these three places to use on a rainy day.
Scene: you’re at your desk, hands dancing over the keys. Click clack clickity clackity click clack – swish. Now, layer that satisfying typewriter sound with a movie soundtrack in a major key – both invigorating and also somehow relaxing. The victory song – the joy of writing. There’s steam dancing from a coffee cup that…Read More
Writing Resistance: The War of Art, or an Emotional Tiger Hunt?
Four rules to help you avoid Writing Resistance (and tiger bites) even when you’re stressed.Read More
Intrinsic Writing Motivation isn’t built on guilt or shame.
Writing motivation comes in two forms. One works better than the other, but they’re both important – and neither should hurt.Read More
Why you shouldn’t write King Lear right now, and what to do instead.
Oh there’s that meme again. You know the one about Shakespeare writing King Lear during the plague, or whatever. Or the other one saying that you never lacked “time” but rather you lack “discipline” unless you create or learn or complete some amazing life-goal right now. Maybe it’s a stream of pictures of *perfectly baked*…Read More
If I had a Writers’ Sub Box for #30DaysWithaK today, what would I put in it?
One of the key elements of a rich Writing Practice is the act of purposefully adding a sense joy & luxury to it. That doesn’t mean that you have to scream-laugh while you draft a blog post – or purchase a solid gold desktop to hide behind. But it does mean that we can find…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