“When you start off, you have to deal with the problems of failure. You need to be thick skinned, to learn that not every project will survive…. A life in the arts, is sometimes like putting messages in bottles, on a desert island, and hoping that someone will find one of your bottles and open … Continue reading Learn to Live with Writing Fears and Doubts
Hello, and welcome to lesson eight of the Writer Starting Guide series! In this lesson, I’m going to talk about how you can learn to read like a writer. After all, everything you’ve written and everything you will write is influenced by what you read. If you put great writing in, great writing will (with … Continue reading Learn to Read Like a Writer
Hello, and welcome to lesson seven of the Writer Starting Guide series! In this lesson, I’m going to talk about how to find more time and space to write. After all, one of the hardest challenges many of us writers face is actually finding the time to write. So here we go! There are two … Continue reading Challenge: Find More Time to Write
I’ve always had the sense that the muse of the tormented artist—while the artist himself is throwing temper tantrums—is sitting quietly in the corner of the studio, buffering its fingernails, patiently waiting for the guy to calm down and sober up so everyone can get back to work. — Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic. Welcome to … Continue reading Keep Your Muse Happy
In this lesson, I’m going to talk about what it means to be successful as a writer, and how you can achieve success at any stage in your writing journey.
In this lesson, I’m going to talk about what Ira Glass describes as “The Gap”, and how to power through it.
In this lesson, I’m going to talk about how to further your career as a writer. I’ll talk about what to focus on as a new writer, and what to focus on as an intermediate writer. Understanding these two phases can help you maintain course on your writer’s journey.
Learn about the habits happy writers maintain, and the habits not-so-happy writers maintain.
Learn how to identify your writing dreams, accept fears and doubts as part of your writing life, and gain the courage to start writing today.
Over the next ten weeks, I’ll reveal everything I wish I knew when I first started out as a writer. This guide will get you up and writing in no time!