In this episode, we discuss what inspired us to start the podcast: our 10+ year friendship that has revolved around writing, our mutual passion for self-improvement and refining processes, and this quote from Scott Belsky’s book The Messy Middle.
So excited to announce that the Writing on Wednesdays podcast will launch on February 13, 2019! If you’re looking for a way to make your writing life more actionable, sustainable, and just plain pleasant, this podcast is for you. Writing on Wednesdays is a podcast about building a healthy and sustainable writing process from beginning… Read more
Nearly every year around this time, I take the free LifeScore Assessment by leadership mentor Michael Hyatt. It’s a quick (5-10 mins max) way to get a bird’s eye view of your life–from family to financial, social to spiritual areas. I use it as an end-of-year inventory to help set more targetted personal and professional… Read more
If you’ve been following this website for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that it looks a little different than it did a month ago. Depending on how long you’ve been around (hi mom!), you may also recall that this is the third makeover to grace this site in as many years. So, the… Read more
Yesterday, I posted a free project management template for writers inspired by Jason Fried’s 6+2 Week system. Here is the original post in case you missed it. Today I’ll break down the template and explain how to use it. How to Use the 6+2 Week Template At the top of the template, fill in the… Read more
It’s happened to all of us. We start writing with a crisp idea of what we want to say. As we venture into the details, however, we get lost–in the minutiae, in a sense of personal inadequacy, or in fear and shame. Maybe we simply get lost in the research, lost in everything we know… Read more
If you’re like me, you find the project management side of creative work to be… Wait, what’s project management? My point exactly. For years, I’ve been trying to find a project management strategy that worked. The biggest challenge is finding a timeframe that suits creative work. Yearly and often even quarterly targets seem too distant… Read more
Does writing ever seem like a shot in the dark? Like the world of ideas has already been picked dry by more creative or successful writers? Does your genre ever feel too small for a measly scrap like you? Today, I’m kicking off a series I’ve called Generous Writing. It’s about how to use writing… Read more