Tagged: timed writing


Overcome Writer’s Block: Writing Prompt: Apples

Welcome to my new weekly series on writing prompts to overcome writer’s block. More prompts and tools can be found in my Amazon bestseller, Overcome Writer’s Block, available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. As Anne Lamott encourages us: Shitty first drafts welcome here. Goal: Write for 20 minutes without stopping to get the writing moving.


The Universal Key to Success: Focus

This post is #4 in a series on Artist Entrepreneur Success on what it takes to succeed in business as an artist-entrepreneur. That’s right, folks: Focus! Many people think that they need a proper plan, that they need to know all the steps to get where you’re going. But actually you just need to pay attention to that one thing that will make all the difference — today.


5 Tips to Get Writing Now

Last October 2009, Cheryl Liquori and I got video taped for GuruTube.net. I had a great time! I have to admit, though, I was nervous. I was going to have a video clip on the same site as Guy Kawasaki and MC Hammer! (Our videos will be posted in a few weeks.)


3 Reasons to Write A Book

What are the top 3 reasons to write a book?
1. Writing a Book is Fun
2. If you don’t write your book you’ll regret it
3. Writing a Book Opens Up Opportunities
Okay, let’s get into greater depth.
#1 Writing a Book is Fun
Yes, writing a book is fun. Let me count the ways.


Discover the Book Within

“I have a book in me,” she said. “But I don’t know what it is.”
Ah, therein lies the rub. Or however that saying goes.
How do we go about discovering our book inside?
The answer is surprisingly simple, but not easy.


“Yes, And…” Improv and Writing

What does improvisation have to do with writing? Everything. When we sit down to write, we don’t always know what we will say. Often, I only have the beginning thread of an idea, a...


Vision Board Your Story

I find that other art forms invigorate and inspire my writing. The other day my 4-year-old nephew asked, “What’s that?” He was pointing to the two vertical vision boards sitting in my wisdom corner in my office.

I told him what they were, explained that …

Write a Sh*^@tty First Draft Fast 2

Write a Sh*^@tty First Draft Fast

The best and quickest way to start writing is to give yourself permission to write a shitty first draft. This great piece of advice was garnered from Anne Lamott’s book on writing and the...


Your Mindset is Everything

Your Mindset is Everything What to Do About Fear and Negativity Many teachings, like The Secret, and others, talk about having a positive mindset, visualizing your success and focusing on your goal. You know...