Tag Archives: Around the Writer’s Block

Ta-Da!


I apologize to those of you who got an email version of the Ta-Da post but couldn’t click on the menu bar because there is no menu bar in an email version. So here’s a repeat of the post with a link you can use to get to the new page. I’m proud to present […]

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The Right to Write What’s Right for You


Identify the Opportunity and Desire Take a few minutes to complete this sentence (on the page or screen or in your head): “I want to write…” Did you write mainly about what content you want to write (e.g. a story about a rodeo clown, or poetry that moves people to tears, or an essay about […]

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Writer’s Block Can’t Hit a Moving Target


That’s the magic of taking even just a small step: movement begets movement. Just one email can trigger an avalanche of activity. The trick, of course, is to make sure you’re moving in the right direction. But if you’re feeling immobilized by resistance, just about any movement is a good idea. It’s a lot easier to adjust the direction when you’re moving than it is from a dead stop.

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Nifty Publicity Piece


My fellow Loft Around Town Teaching Artist Sarah Tieck and I got a nice bit of press in the Star Tribune about the classes we’re offering at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Check it out. Thanks to article author Liz Rolfsmeier and the Star Tribune! BTW: In addition to the Writing Habit in Eagan, I’m teaching Around […]

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Weird Warm-ups


For many writers, the first minutes of writing are the hardest. A weird warm-up gets you through those challenging first minutes.

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Getting Started


I’m solidly in initial inertia… The only way to finish is to get started. And the only way to get started is to finish.

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Announcements!


Wahoo Moments! Last week I reached a couple of significant milestones and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating. I signed a retainer contract with a new agent: Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. Michelle has outstanding discernment – she did fall in love with my book, after all. Seriously, I think Michelle is a […]

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