Archive | October, 2018

When Writing Really Is Hard, Know You Can Do Hard

Sometimes writing is easier than you think; sometimes writing is harder than you like. In my last post, I quoted from Carl Sandburg’s poem “A Father to His Son”: Life is hard; be steel, be a rock… life is soft loam, be gentle, go easy. When life is soft, we need the wisdom to go […]

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What If Writing Is Easier than You Think?

When Claudia and I realize we might be making something more difficult than it has to be, one of us will ask, “What if it’s quick, easy and now?” It’s a wonderful question. My first coach, Val Olson, gave it to me years ago. I’d spent an entire coaching session affirming my commitment to tenaciously […]

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How Far Should Readers Trust You?

Can your readers trust you? Can you trust me? I’d like to think that whatever degree of trust you give me is warranted, that my research on the brain and creativity is rigorous and my suggestions for using that information to get around resistance is helpful and valid. Rarely does neuroscientific research apply directly to […]

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