Last year is gone, and next year is far off. But THIS year is young! THIS is the year to write your book. Think of all the authors who’ve touched you. Think of your favorite.Read More
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we are feeling tongue-tied, scared, or alone. We know it is important to speak up, but we forget how to do it. We forget that speaking clearly is linked to knowing what we want and sharing that message with another person.Read More
But Am I REALLY a Writer?
Sometimes I have to tease the answer out of my clients. They think they are sort of writers, like kinda, like not the best-selling types, like the ones who just like it… like that kind, but not like a REAL writer, know what I mean?Read More
Today I was reflecting on a common "how to" question that students often asked in creative writing class: how do you finish a story without killing off the hero or doctoring the drama so that everyone lives happily ever after? For this question, I must lead writers back to the hero's journey, back to the moment where the hero brings home the elixir.Read More
It’s terribly uncomfortable, in real life or in fiction, when the story just doesn’t feel finished. Something about it needs more attention, more stitches, more thought.Read More