Stuck in a Rut? Set Your Brain Free To Write

Do you ever feel like you’ve hit a wall with your writing? Turn your thinking loose in a brainstorming session.   Real brainstorming is free-wheeling, throw-ideas-around-without-judgement fun. Think tanks use brainstorming. Most ideas from brainstorming fall to the...

The Alchemy of Wisdom

As you live—and as you write—you are in a perpetual state of transformation. You are not the same person you were five years ago…you’re not even the same person we were five hours ago. You’ve had life-changing events. You’ve had life-changing thoughts. You decided to...

High Flying Writing (Without a Net)

I enjoy when pithy sayings impart big knowledge. I like when they get me to think. Most quotes and aphorisms meander in and out of my consciousness. But one quote sticks with me: “Leap, and the net will appear.” It’s generally attributed to John Burroughs, but...

On Creativity

I participated in a writing workshop a few years back. One of the ice-breaker activities was the assignment: think about creativity. Specifically, we considered these three questions: In your own words, define creativity. Where does it come from? How does it work? I...