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Visual Mindscape: Overcoming Writer’s Block (No, Really)

Writers Block comes in many different guises.  For me there are three: Laziness, Boredom and Overwhelm. As for any other reasons out there, to tell you the truth, I don’t want to know about them. These three have caused me enough grief over the years. But I have found ways to...

Get A New Story: What’s Your Story About Not Writing?

The title of this column is “Get A New Story” for a reason. When I work with writers on rebooting their writing habits, it doesn’t take long for me to pick out their “story” about why they’re not writing. As a writing coach, it’s endlessly fascinating to hear the variations on...

Get A New Story: Make Time For What You Love

As a writer and a coach who supports others to see their writing projects through to completion, I’m deeply interested in how other writers make time for what they love: writing. When I heard about Justin Hedges (pictured at right), also known as “The 3 a.m. Screenwriter,” I instantly wanted to...

Get A New Story: Your Day Job Is Not Your Problem

I hear from so many writers who say they don’t have enough time to write. This comment usually means, “I can’t find a big enough blocks of time to write,” “My family keeps me too busy,” or the one I hear most often, “My day job gets in the way.” What...