Designing Your Writing Life

Last month, we introduced you to the concept of an Author Mission Statement and explained how it can create authenticity and clarity in your journey as an author. We’re hopeful that you could create some silence in your life to reflect on the questions posed in that...

Why Do You Write?

January is a month of miracles. Despite the ubiquitous bitter cold and with spring still weeks away, this month is nevertheless able to engender a sense of renewal and growth. It is a time for introspection, hope, cleansing, and new beginnings. So, who do you want to...

Believe in Your Creative Journey

While writing can be perplexing, intricate, and intense, it is a beautiful, enriching journey that will provide—in and of itself—the strength you need to develop your authentic voice. The world seems to measure us exclusively on our outcomes, what we produce and the...

Overcoming Fear

As your authentic voice emerges publicly, you will experience a range of emotions and, ultimately, new sources of strength. I’ve struggled writing this week’s blog because other parts of my life have demanded all of my emotional energy recently—most notably, a...

A Brave New World

Assessing your work and acknowledging areas for growth will create new frontiers for your craft and, more importantly, an authentic existence as an author. You have been pouring your heart and soul onto the page, traveling through distant lands, exploring characters’...