Take a Class with Me at Lighthouse

Good morning! I wanted to let you know that I recently joined the faculty at Lighthouse Writers, a wonderfully supportive community of writers and teachers in the Denver area. If you’ve been wanting to take an in-person course with me, now’s your chance!  I’ll be teaching two new courses at Lighthouse in the New Year: […]

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Perspective, Timing and Trust in Memoir

Memoir is a powerful thing. We love reading stories of love, loss and transformation. True stories are powerful. They inspire us on a deeply personal level. As Brene Brown says, we’re hardwired for story. It’s how we learn. Writing a memoir, though, can be challenging. Where do you start? How do you narrow down your […]

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Should You Abandon Your Project or Keep Going?

Almost every writer I’ve spoken to recently is either a) feeling stuck, b) wondering whether they should abandon their project, c) ready to run for the border or d) all of the above. This is the first in a three-part blog series to help you figure out whether or not to continue your project and […]

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Starting Again

Are certain seasons friendlier for writing than others? That’s a question I’ve been grappling with the past few months, particularly as we’ve expanded into summer. For some folks, fall and winter tend to be a more internal time, and perhaps more well-suited for writing. Since spring and summer are often more social and active—filled with […]

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Creating a Writing Schedule that Works for You

How do you create a writing schedule that works for you? And why should you bother? Because it can make writing so much easier. When you’re working on a book or any other big project, it’s important to have a consistent writing practice that you can actually adhere to—one that fits your real (read: big, […]

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Give Yourself Permission

Over the years, many folks have told me they don’t consider themselves writers despite the fact that they’re writing. They haven’t published a book, they say. So they’re not really a writer. Oof. I get it. I used to struggle with that feeling, too. But here’s the thing: at the end of the day, we’re […]

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Stop Waiting! Follow Your Dreams Instead

I see too many writers give up after getting a few rejection letters. They start their book with passion, inspiration and deep commitment, only to be shut down when some stranger sends them a form rejection letter saying their book isn’t good enough. (Yuck!) From there, most writers take one of two paths forward: They […]

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