Design Your Process
Does your Writing Voice feel as Unreliable as a 13-year-old Boy’s?
I don’t mean that you suddenly feel the need to compare Halo stats (is that still a thing?) or laugh at farts. What I mean is that you don’t trust your Writing Voice. You don’t sit down at the notebook (or keyboard) & feel like it’s going to show up for you every single time…Read More
To Actually BE a Writer, you need to be doing these 3 things
I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer. But I haven’t always known how to actually…well…BE a writer. I mean, I learned fairly early on how to write things: sentences, paragraphs, stories, poems…but that’s not what it takes to really be a writer. It’s a big piece of it, but it’s only a piece.…Read More
Stop Trying to Find Your Voice. Try trusting it instead.
The most common bit of writing advice out there is to, “Find your Voice,” but how do you even do that? Surprisingly, you have to stop trying.Read More
The Shocking Truth About Writer’s Block is Simple.
It’s that horrible feeling when you sit down to write, but instead of finding that creative flow pouring out – you sit paralyzed, staring at your computer screen & seething at the impossible task of…words. Everybody who’s tried communicating with words has felt it: a paralyzing barrier between the idea you want to share & the ability to…Read More
How to Build a Flexible Editorial Calendar in 3 Steps
Your Editorial Calendar doesn’t need to feel like a set of creativity-handcuffs. It should feel like a comforting & inspiring guideline. One that allows you to be more creative. Not stifled & uninspired. I’m an idea machine. I’ve always been a “creative person,” whatever that means, & I operated under the assumption for a long…Read More
Why I love my Broken Voice…Finally
If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all, you’ve heard me talk about these 2 things at least eleven times: Embracing your Voice & Finding Your Great Big Why. In my experience, these 2 things are really important Pre-Prewriting steps any writer should take in order to start really focusing in on her message & sharing it confidently.…Read More