Trusting Your Soul

Yes, Yes, Hell No! How to Know You’re On the Right Writing Path

A few weeks ago, I was nearing the end of a daylong intensive with a client who’d come to me for help mapping out a nonfiction book. When the day began, she spoke of wanting to write a book about leadership—something that might gather together years of insight she’d gained […]

By |2019-03-12T09:06:43-06:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Fight Fear and Doubt

I recently started a new writing project and for the last few days have been engaged in a full-on dogfight with fear and doubt. The project didn’t start with fear. Instead, it began—and progressed—like all my writing projects:

A vague idea that had been with me for several months started to […]

By |2019-03-12T08:59:44-06:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Your Story Is Your Superpower

I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that every one of us has experienced something we’d rather not talk about. A traumatic incident. A crushing failure. An embarrassing mistake. A time we were so divorced from our true wants and needs that we acted out of character […]

By |2019-03-12T09:03:59-06:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Writers Really Do When They Write

By George Saunders, The Guardian

Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife’s cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a hill and mentioned that, in 1862, while Abraham Lincoln was president, his beloved son, Willie, died, and was temporarily interred in that crypt, and […]

By |2019-03-12T09:05:18-06:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Trusting Your Soul|Tags: |0 Comments