When the electricity bill came due, and I had to borrow money from friends, I decided I should try submitting what I’d written.
There are many relationships in which both partners write, but true writing couples are few and far between.
I miss my book. I mean the one I’m supposed to be writing.
I used to believe that writing was a linear journey; that you had an idea and then you put that idea onto paper and then you tightened that idea through editing and then you got that idea published.
I’m going to tell you about The Scatter, and how I’m using it to build a creative life that aligns with my goals and my values, while respecting my limits and also the essential mystery of being human.
Once people understand what book coaching is — being an editor, a project manager, a shepherd, a cheerleader, and a guide for writers while they are writing — the next thing they want to know is if you can really make money doing this work.
There’s a convincing (albeit self-perpetuating) myth that ‘feeling’ it is better than ‘forcing’ it when you’re trying to earn a living through your art.
The pen is mightier than the PowerPoint.
Here are the five ways my anonymous Instagram account improved my art.