Registration for the Creative Commitment Challenge Is Now Open!

I just opened up registration for the Creative Commitment Challenge, my new live class in November. You can find the sign-up page here:


I’m still answering questions about the class too, so if you have any, please contact me HERE.

(P.S. Registration will be open until Saturday October 31, but after that it’s closed and I can’t let in any late-comers, so if you know you want in, register now!)

Why You’re a Writer Who Can’t Finish Anything (and Will NaNoWriMo Really Help?)

I work with a lot of writers who have a big problem. They have a million ideas for stories and lots of different characters running through their head at any given moment, and they start so many different projects with the wildest of hopes and a fiery burst of enthusiasm. But they never finish anything. These writers have a drawerful of unfinished stories (or a folder on their laptop) and every time they think about all the stories they’ve started—or thought about starting—and never finished, it instantly triggers a tidal wave of shame and self-loathing.

Almost all of these writers have assumptions and theories about why they are this way. They get bored too easily, they’re too “ADD” with projects, they can’t follow through, they’re spacey or flaky or scattered. And the very worst: they just aren’t cut out to be writers. Continue Reading

Is NaNoWriMo Good or Bad for Intuitive Writers? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Every November I get tons of emails from INFJ and INFP writers asking if NaNoWriMo is a good fit for them. And the answer is always yes and no. No, because intuitive writers tend to write slowly. We need time to go into the deepest depths with our characters and our stories, and 30 days isn’t much time. There’s also the issue of feeling pressured, which doesn’t work well for many introverts, and aiming to write 50k words in one month is definitely a fair amount of pressure.

However, NaNoWriMo can also be beneficial to intuitive writers because it pushes us to actually get going, and we intuitive writers tend to spend a lot of time up in our heads, planning and thinking and dreaming, but not actually DOING. It’s the doing part that can be the most difficult for us. So, with something like NaNoWriMo, we’re kind of forced to jump into the cold water, get used to it, and start swimming. Continue Reading

I’m a Writer but I Hate Actually Writing. What’s Wrong with Me?

The mythology about writers who love writing runs rampant in the online world. Many successful authors give interviews where they say they can’t live without writing, they have to write or they’ll go mad, and they live for those precious hours when they can sit down, in solitude and seclusion, and write themselves into the blissful creative zone for hours on end.

While I don’t doubt that these kinds of writers exist, there is also another reality for writers that is rarely acknowledged. Specifically, a lot of writers don’t enjoy writing. At all. Continue Reading

I’m Teaching at the Online Gathering of the Creatives with Julia Cameron!

One of my favorite events every year is the Gathering of the Creatives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was pretty bummed when I had to cancel my travel plans for it this year.

But then, I got super excited, because the Gathering is still happening—AND I’m teaching a workshop as part of it—online!

I’m teaching alongside Julia Cameron, SARK, Jacob Nordby, and a lot of other creative leaders to offer a highly interactive weekend experience, all online.

In many ways this is actually a gift, because in past years I’ve heard from so many of you who wanted to come but couldn’t afford to take the time to travel all the way to New Mexico. Now you can join us without leaving your home, which is awesome.

Here’s the link for more info:


It’s all happening the weekend of December 4-6, 2020.

And you can click HERE to secure your spot now.

As you’ll see, this is NOT just another Zoom meeting. You’re going to be getting hands on with art, writing, poetry, and more. As Julia Cameron says, “Everyone is creative. There is no such thing as an uncreative person.” And we need you to come into your creative power at a time when the world is hungry for people who are awake, alive, and creating in their joy.

I sincerely hope that you can join with us and so many other creatives from around the world.

Hopefully I’ll see you there!