Throughout my coaching practice, I often recommend a number of books on the craft of writing to my clients. As a coach, I generally focus on the writing process itself, the sitting down to write and what is stopping you from doing that consistently. But there are times when there are other resources that can […]
When was the last time you read a blog post or Social Media post about someone’s writing process? I’m not talking about the time someone posted about having written 1000 words, or complaining that “Writing is hard.” Nor am I talking about the process of editing or drafting or how they focus on certain elements […]
“I don’t have time to write.” “I’m too busy right now.” “When I’m retired, that’s when I’m going to write.” I don’t have time is the biggest, most common excuse, we all make. There is an election coming up in my province and in talking with a young man the other day, he said he […]
There are a lot of reasons and excuses we give, but in all honesty, there is only one thing stopping you from writing: the fear of failure. In my books, Silencing Your Inner Saboteur, and Blueprint for Writing Success, and in my course The Daring Writer Academy (opening soon), I discuss a lot of different […]
Being a full-time writer when you have a day job. Is that even possible? Yes, it is. It won’t be easy, but it is definitely doable. The Mythic Full-Time Writer I don’t know of any writer who hasn’t, at some point while writing their first novel, said or at least thought, “I’m going to get […]
Several months ago, I made a decision to “Go For It”. That decision, and my commitment to it, changed everything. As much as people in our lives impact the direction our writing lives take, it comes down to what we choose for ourselves. Let me back up a bit, because that decision did not come […]
ugust 9, 2014, I released Mabel into the world at When Words Collide, in Calgary. While When Words Collide and my launch time slot just happened to fall on August 9, it didn’t escape me that my book launch fell on Aunt Annie’s birthday. If it hadn’t been for Aunt Annie, I would not have gone to Odyssey, and I would likely have never encountered Mabel.
Hi There, and welcome to the Daring Writer. We’ve all seen the memes right? We’ve probably even shared them. The pie chart for the writing process that puts 55% of writing time as checking social media, 20% is getting up and getting more coffee, 15% is starting at the screen pulling your hair out. The […]