You are an aspiring author or an entrepreneur who desires to put the “author” in authority by writing your first book. You’ve never done this, and you don’t know how. That’s great! I can teach you. (more…)
Sometimes the hardest part of writing a story is finding an idea. That’s why I developed The Write Words – a game for where the best story wins. It’s a game you can play by yourself, in a group such as during a party or other social setting, or in a classroom. (more…)
You have dreams and aspirations, but you never seem to be able to make them happen. You’ve spent your whole life struggling for a breakthrough, and you’re sick of the struggle. You don’t know what you’re doing wrong or why your plans just aren’t working. You want 2017 to be different, but you don’t know how to make that happen. (more…)
“Pick one corner and only focus on that corner.”
My aunt’s words were a liferaft being tossed out toward me. I’d been drowning in the sheer size of the job ahead of us, but this was hope. This was something I could do. One corner. One small area. Just one thing to do.
Move the Needle Forward
Moving the needle forward means doing one thing each day that moves you closer to your goal. If you want to write a book, that means writing just one sentence if that’s all that you can manage. That one sentence, written every single day, will eventually add up to a book.
Big dreams start with small seeds
No matter how big your dream is, it will start with a small seed. That seed is what you need to focus on today. If you don’t have that seed, find it. If you have the seed but you haven’t planted it yet, dig the hole and drop it in so it can start to grow. If you have planted the seed, water it. Find ONE thing you can do today to make progress on your way.
40 Day Writer Reality TV
My big, hairy, monster of a goal this year is to take the idea of 40 Day Writer Reality TV and bring it to life in the next 12 months. I want to see 40 writers competing over 40 days to finish, polish, and pitch their books to publishers who then compete Shark Tank style for the rights to publish them. I want to put reading, writing, and publishing in the spotlight so people see just how powerful and life-changing it can be to read, to write, and to publish a book. Best of all, I want aspiring authors to approach writing with realistic expectations of the challenges they will meet along the way.
How Are You Moving the Needle?
Where are you in terms of pursuing your own big, hairy, monster of a dream in life? What are you going to do, today, to move the needle?
Your Opportunity to Move the Needle Forward
I am moving the needle forward on my dream of making 40 Day Writer Reality TV happen this year. You can sign up to join me at http://www.subscribepage.com/n2p9s9. I’ll be releasing a 40 Day Writing challenge soon to help prepare you for the day when that launch finally happens. Sign up for the email list and together we can move YOUR needle forward.
It’s Monday morning after NaNoWriMo. That was a fun month. I put together a beta version of The Quest for Confidence and I put it out there for you to find and read. I already know that there are some things it is missing (this article would be one thing), but I’d like your input before I go through the full re-write phase.
Tomorrow at 3 pm CST, I will be joining author Clara Rufai on her Leap and Shine 2016 Teleconference. I’ll be speaking about the topic of Confidence, one I’ve been writing about since June. I’ll be sharing with her listeners the I’ve learned over the past 11 months after taking the leap to a full commitment to my writing business on how to step out in confidence no matter what your situation or circumstance happens to be. However, before I go into that, let me share an excerpt from her book, Prison Break: The 9 to 5 Escape Agenda, that outlines her journey to becoming a published author. It shows the kind of resilience it takes for you to succeed. (more…)
Stop. Right. There.
1. Start With Who You Are
My writing friend happens to be an energy healer, so I suggested to her that she make that the main character of her book. She’s studied the topic, she knows a lot about it already, and it’s interesting to her. That makes writing a story a lot easier because you’re not having to try and imagine how something would work. You know how it works. (more…)