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Brain Basics About Writer’s Block


Joel Canfield asked me to review “the foundations and high-level perspectives about why we struggle with this stuff, and why your excellent solutions work.” I’m happy to oblige!  Here are the brain basics of writer’s block. Do You Have What It Takes? If you’ve ever questioned whether you have enough discipline, will power, ambition or […]

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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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Neurology of Resistance: Limbic System vs. Cerebral Cortex


“Before this class, I thought there was something wrong with me – that I must not really want to be a writer since I wasn’t writing. Now I know there’s neurological and psychological reasons for it and, even better, there are solutions! I’ve written more in the past few weeks than I did in the […]

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