What is a Tremor of Truth?

My courage is faith—faith in the eternal resilience of me—that joy’ll come back, and hope and spontaneity. —F. Scott Fitzgerald At this writing, I can bench press 150 pounds. It wasn’t easy. I put everything I had into it. My … r

How to Stop Preparing and Start Doing

Are you a chronic over-preparer? I am. Really, I used to be—but I say “I am” because, as with any addictive behavior, recovery from that persistent feeling of needing to do more is a slow and lifelong process. We don’t … r

How to Overcome Writer’s Block and Rediscover Freedom

You’re staring at that screen. Nothing’s happening. You’re checking, let’s see, email, Facebook, you go back to that empty word file. Now, the negative self-talk begins. Anxiety-You have to finish, and you haven’t even started. Self-Critic-Why in the world did … r

How To Hack Your Writing Brain

Writing has always been the art that most intimately reaches out to people and asks them to create. Let’s be honest; we are more than aware when we can’t paint or draw or shade. We have relatively good indications of … r

The One Secret to Becoming Smarter (Hint: It’s not what you think)

We all want to know the one secret to becoming smarter, don’t we? If you search for “ways to become smarter” on the internet, you will get a lot of crazy suggestions. Maybe some more than others. After all, do … r

Simple Ways To Boost Your Confidence As A Writer

It’s easy to feel disheartened as a writer. You compare yourself to other writers, and you feel as though you’re lacking, somehow. No matter what, though, you can be a great writer. Here are some tips to help you boost … r