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Are you struggling to write and looking to develop your creative process? I want to help you live a creatively satisfying life and produce awesome projects. I use what I’ve learned from personal experience, research, and my education to help creative writers do work they love. Check out my courses if you’re looking for a guided path, or visit the blog for DIY writing help.

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Feeling like you can’t write? Give yourself an easy win

Creative work can be really freaking hard, and it’s really easy to get discouraged and feel like you can’t write. Artist Becky Murphy Simpson shared a great post on her instagram, in which she said: When I have creative block I just draw something that I know.  I try to create an easy win so I’m excited to keep going and take on a bigger challenge When I first read that, it blew my mind a little. A lot of times when I’m feeling down and generally un-creative, I feel like I have to forcibly push my way through. For […]

What is the hardest thing about writing?

What’s the most difficult part of writing? Actually doing it. Some time ago, a family emergency brought cousins, aunts, and uncles to town for a mix of stress and a makeshift family reunion. Writing was the last thing I wanted to work on, but the further I got away from creating the worse I felt. My thought on repeat was, “I have a lot going on, but can’t I at least write a blog post? My life can’t just stop because I have things going on.” My ‘You’re the Worst’ monologue was on high volume. But that critical self talk wasn’t […]

How Thinking Like An Actor Can Help You Write Better Characters

Want to write better characters? When it comes to creating characters, one area that I think every writer can benefits from are the tools of theater. Playwriting and acting have a lot to teach about characters and character development. I’ll have a more indepth guide to playwriting for you in the future, but today I want to dig into how an actor’s mindset can help you write better characters. While there are quite a few different methods of acting, many of them put an emphasis on knowing a character deeply and intimately to effectively embody them. As a way to […]

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