Are You Stalled, Stuck, and Out of Words?

Game-Changing Strategies for Bringing Your Words Back to Life

Isn’t it just the hardest thing to write when you can’t find the words?

Writers Block is a form of overwhelm in the writer’s brain. You think it’s a lack of ideas, but I’ve found it can also be the muddle of too many ideas, or too much self-doubt, or simply the inability to have clarity on why you’re writing at all.

If you search the Internet for “writer’s block,” you’ll discover any number of ways to combat the dreaded stall in writing momentum. Many of the ideas come from wildly successful creative people.

Writer’s block is real. It happens even to the best of writers.

My late husband, David Peckinpah, was a writer for television and film. We couldn’t afford Writer’s Block… it was that simple. A block in writing meant we couldn’t pay the bills. For me, writing is not my main paycheck. I wish it was, but I know for sure, writing...

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How Journaling Helps Writers Reveal Parts Their Story

journaling writing tips Jun 07, 2019

Writers… Do you have any idea how much the world needs your perspective?

“If we can learn how to feel our way through these experiences and own our stories of struggle, we can write our own brave endings.”Brene Brown

When my book was first released, I was a little depressed. I say “a little” because there’s tremendous exhilaration when you see your words come to life, but the moment it’s released, doubt sets in.

I didn’t stop to celebrate; instead, I panicked.

Even though it was my fourth book, writing it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. This was my own true story, and the release of it made me feel naked, having bared the emotions and the trauma of the most difficult time in my life.

But within the emotions of vulnerability was something every writer hopes to convey… I knew, without a doubt, that telling my story would make a difference in someone’s life. At that point, I didn’t know if...

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10 Ways to Avoid and Overcome Writer's Block

Game-Changing Strategies for Bringing Your Words Back to Life

Isn’t it just the hardest thing to write when you can’t find the words?

Writers Block is a form of overwhelm in the writer’s brain. You think it’s lack of ideas, but I’ve found it can also be a muddle of too many ideas, or too much self-doubt, or simply the inability to have clarity on why you’re writing at all.

If you search the Internet for “writer’s block,” you’ll discover any number of ways to combat the dreaded stall in writing momentum. Many of the ideas come from wildly successful creative people.

Writer’s block is real. It happens even to the best of writers.

My late husband, David Peckinpah, was a writer for television and film. We couldn’t afford Writer’s Block… it was that simple. A block in writing meant we couldn’t pay the bills.

For me, writing is not my main paycheck. I wish it was, but I know for sure, writing...

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It Begins with One Sentence

writing writing tips Mar 27, 2019

How Life-Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You

“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.”
-Anne Lamott, author

Often, when I tell people I’m an author, the response is… I’ve always wanted to write a book about my life, but I don’t know where to begin!

The truth is, everyone has a story, and everyone’s story has the potential to offer value and impact on the world. What holds us hostage is the inability to commit to writing until something happens that is so profoundly life-changing, it can no longer lie dormant as a desire; it becomes a demand.

My late husband was a successful television series writer and our idea of a romantic evening was sitting on our patio creating characters and storylines long after the children went to bed. For years I was a participant in the writing process, but I had never written anything on my own. I was too afraid and lacked confidence. Could actually write?

But, something changed that fear...

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