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The Dark Side of Being a Writer

Mad RabbitsIt’s the hidden underside of writing that most writers don’t talk about. None of us relish thinking about it. And all of us wish we never had to deal with it at all. But it’s the shadowy truth that every working writer comes up against at some point in his or her career. Continue Reading

Artists and Writers: Never Give Up on Your Light

Dont Stop Believing

Don’t Stop Believing

Every human being carries a light within. Every single one of us. If we’re still breathing, we have a light that burns inside of us and shines out into the world. But writers and artists have a very particular kind of light. Our light appears ephemeral but it has the potential to be long lasting, due to our tendency to record our creative efforts and distribute them to the larger population. It can also be very emotionally nourishing to others as it usually manifests through archetypal images and stories. Continue Reading

Are You Still “Aspiring”? How to Level Up as a Writer.

If you’re like most writers you’ve probably sworn to yourself at one time or another that you will make time for your writing. And then…you didn’t make time for your writing. Or maybe your New Year’s resolution this year was to write more, to write every day, and now…it’s three weeks later and you’re still just not doing the amount of writing necessary in order for you to feel happy and creatively fulfilled. Continue Reading

The Best Writers Stay Hungry

I recently saw a photo posted online by the mom of two kids who wouldn’t stop arguing. As punishment, the brother and sister had to wear the “Get-Along Shirt” for 20 minutes. The picture showed two teary-eyed, red-faced children in a XXL t-shirt that read We Will Get Along across the front of it. Continue Reading

The One Thing You’re Doing to Block Your Writing Success

Most of us have two identities inside that are struggling for domination.

There is the potential person that we would like to be, and there is the person in the present, which we see ourselves as every day.

Depending on how satisfied you are with your life, the gap between your present and your potential can vary widely. Continue Reading