How to begin.

Why do we avoid sitting down and writing? It’s so strange isn’t it. There is a lot written about how fear is the enemy. It’s more than fear. Writing is difficult. It is not easy to build a well made stage play–or a work of fiction. It takes work and courage and a thick skin. […]

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Just start.

When it comes to the commitments we make to ourselves– things like I will write for three hours a day on my novel, play, screen play, short-story—-some of us inevitably break the promise as soon as possible because some part of us is trembling with fear and doing it’s best to protect us from the […]

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My writer’s process

Sometimes writers will talk about process. They will describe their process very specifically sometimes. Here are some random things I have heard writers say: “I always create an outline” “I never create an outline” “I write the last scene first I have to know where I am going” “I never know where I am going, […]

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First steps in a new direction.

Today I went to the first meeting of a writer’s group. Five of us gathered on this dismal cold and rainy Saturday morning for the very first time. Everyone was excited and confessed their fears. We spent the first hour discussing what we wanted to achieve in the group. We all agreed that being accountable […]

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