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The Surprising Secret to Writing Well: Don’t Be Bulletproof

The following post is an excerpt from my new book, Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash. If you enjoy this section, I strongly recommend you pick up the book and learn more on the secret to writing well, as well as how to face […]

How to Use Failure as Motivation

The following post is an excerpt from my new book, Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash. If you enjoy this section, I strongly recommend you pick up the book and learn to use failure as motivation like a boss! Failure is a kind of […]

How to Practice Acceptance When Feeling Creative Failure

The following post is an excerpt from my new book, Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash. If you enjoy this section, I strongly recommend you pick up the book and learn to face feeling creative failure like a boss! If you live in the […]

How to Build a Writing Practice That Sticks for Life

So you want to write, but you’re not sure how to start the habit. No matter what you, it seems you can never develop a writing practice that actually sticks. Duty calls. Work exhausts you. Kids and meals and Netflix all make Sitting Down and Doing the Thing sound so hard. I get it. I’ve […]

How to Write for Others When You Want to Write for Yourself

Writing is a frustrating profession, especially when you want to write for yourself. Like, very frustrating. You want desperately to spend more time at your keyboard or in your notebook. You want to pen words that really mean something to you. You want to write for yourself. Yet you don’t. You work for someone else. […]

How to Use Guilt Thinking Instead of Shame Thinking to Further Your Writing Career

The following post is an excerpt from my new book, Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash. If you enjoy this section, I strongly recommend you pick up the book and learn to face your failure like a boss so you can seriously further your […]

Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash

The following is a sneak peek of my book Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash, from my series, Weenie-Proofing the Artistic Brain. Like most creatives, I’ve experienced a lot of failure in my life, but I’ve also learned how to deal with it. This […]

Here’s How to Make the Most Out of Creative Failure

The following post is an excerpt from my new book, Get the Hell Past It: How to Recover from Failure with Grace, Dignity and Possibly Some Cash. If you enjoy this section, I strongly recommend you pick up the book and learn to face your creative failure like a boss! I’m a real sucker for […]

Sure Tells the Writing Life is for You

The writing life is a hard one, especially when you’re first getting started. Like, hard hard. If you’re reading this post, then I don’t need to tell you that. You already know all about the disillusionment, frustrated determination, long hours, nighttime projects when you’d rather watch Netflix, and so on. The good news? It’s such […]

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