Five Ways to Keep on Keeping On

You are deep into drafting your novel. You can’t see land in either direction. You can’t quite assess how far you’ve come or how much farther you must go until you can climb out, shake the excess words off, and see the distance you’ve travelled. You can only keep...

Brain Dump: a one-week challenge

I just had an exciting call with a prospective client, and I gave her an assignment I thought I’d pass on to you. Many people have worked with Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, writing morning pages and going on artist’s dates with themselves....

A Study of Dreams

When I was in college, I participated in a study of dreams. Each night for perhaps a month, I would open up my  journal, write down “Dreams” and the next day’s date, and then go to sleep. In the morning, as soon as I woke up, I would record...