Eat The Bigger Frog First.

Today’s topic is procrastination. Recently I came across a quote attributed to Mark Twain and I felt the it was particularly appropriate for creatives doing new year planning. There are a lot of things a writer can be doing, other than actually writing.  So if your goal is to write every day, or write a […]

3 Successful Storytellers & Lessons From Their Mindset

The term “mindset” is getting used a lot these days.  And many writing books start with the advice to keep it foremost in your mind that YOU ARE A WRITER. In her now classic Harvard commencement speech, J.K. Rowling discusses living in poverty and how she wrote on her lunch break and at cafes.  She explains […]

2 Time Management Tips for Creatives

I’ve been listening to a number of interviews with people who have transitioned to writing full time.  It has been fascinating to listen to people talk about the years beforehand, when they worked a dayjob and had to wedge in their writing time. Many of theme woke early, getting up at 5am (or even earlier) […]

Write To Market: Deliver a Book That Sells

The inventory at Kindle Unlimited continues to grow and I’m glad I splurged at the beginning and paid for a discounted bulk annual price.  Chris Fox is a new favorite of mine and this book is no exception.  He has a direct informative style that I really appreciate.  I’ve got a dayjob, I’ve got kids, […]

Choosing Abundance in 2017

There are so many fantastic webinars and blog posts this time of year, about planning and thinking positively.  I’ve enjoyed them all and in the spirit of that planning, I made my vision board yesterday. What’s the purpose of the vision board? Two things, both of which retrain the brain for success: Affirmation Subliminal Messaging […]