Writing is like a faucet: it’s either on or off but you first have to turn the tap. When you shut it off, it dries up. When you turn it on, it pours forth. If you feel your tap has been closed tight, here are 5 ways to get it flowing again: Say yes. Out … Continue reading The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Writing class is in session. When I coach writers in self-publishing, one of the areas in which I suggest they invest money is professional editing. Of course. Remember though, YOU are the writer. The editor will hopefully catch everything that needs attention but it is up to you to incorporate those edits into your manuscript. … Continue reading You’re the Writer
I hadn't intended to write and publish Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox last year. I was walking with a friend by the Bow River and she asked what projects I had on the go. Nourish had been bouncing around in my brain that morning — bits and bobs of information that wanted to appear in book … Continue reading How I almost killed my indie-published book sales.
Yes, congratulations! Because you have a first draft. It's called a rough draft for a reason. And it's allowed to suck. It's the bones. It's the half-chewed meat. It's the burnt fat that has a lot of flavour but isn't good for you to eat. When I look back to finishing my rough draft, I … Continue reading Congratulations, your first draft sucks.