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Writing your book is big.

Writing your book is big.

Writing the best book you can write and completing it is one of the most fulfilling and challenging adventures of a lifetime.  This is a BIG BOOK. IT’S BIGGER THAN YOU. It holds the power to change lives. When you create your book, you create an experience. How do you know if your book is big? It […]

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Why you should embrace struggle, not peace (if you’re a writer)

Why you should embrace struggle, not peace (if you’re a writer)

On January 1, 2015 I made a resolution that I hoped would change my writing life. I decided to meet each moment with peace. Here’s how it happened. In November and December of last year, it seemed everywhere I turned–blogs, books, Ted Talks–I was bombarded with the same message: Inner Harmony was a natural and effortless state […]

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What to do when the fire of your first draft has gone out

What to do when the fire of your first draft has gone out

“No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.”  -William Goldman, Princess Bride You know the feeling. The words come tumbling out, fast and sure, faster than you can write or type. You feel the passion and power of your voice. The rock-bottom certainty of your insights. The […]

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4 Demons of Authorship, How to Recognize and Conquer, Part I

4 Demons of Authorship, How to Recognize and Conquer, Part I

Writing Your First Book is hell, as any author will tell you. It is also the most deeply satisfying Creative Act of a lifetime, making the hell (in my opinion) totally worth it. There are pitfalls you can avoid that will greatly lessen the intensity of the pain—starting with the four demons of authorship. Like […]

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