You never know when someone is reading what you are writing or checking out you or your work online.
You may never know - but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening - and you don’t know what you could be missing out on by not being prepared. EVEN if you don’t have a finished book yet, EVEN if you are just starting out, EVEN if you have a thriving business and your book is in progress…
Here are 4 simple but crucial tips for being ready when your audience is watching (even if you don't feel like you are ready at all!):
What's holding you back from writing your book?
Maybe you’re thinking “I wouldn’t know where to start” or “who’d want to read what I have to say” or “I don’t have the time to write a book” or “but I’ve never written a book before - I don’t know if I could do it”.
Well, I am going to go through each of these reasons/excuses/fears/statements and show you right now why writing a book is much easier than you think!
Let me guess… Do people keep saying to you “You should write a book!" Guess what? They’re right!
Or maybe now and again the thought pops into your head: “One of these days I should write a book.” (Guess what? You’re right too!)
There are countless ways that writing a book can benefit your audience, your business or creative project, your brand - but did you know that writing a book can benefit you personally? It's true. This is because writing a book is a cathartic and life-changing experience.
Here are 7 awesome reasons to write your book!
At different times in life I’ve had a feeling of being on the outside, of not fitting in.
It’s funny, though. Whenever I admit, out loud, to that feeling of being on the outside, there is always somebody who confesses to me that they feel the same.
For the more creatively oriented of us - truthfully all people are creative, some of us just more so - for those of us who are inspired by adventure or new ideas or by challenges or by challenging ourselves or by growth, it make senses to feel that sometimes we don’t easily fit into the world we live in.
So what has this got to do with writing?
There are writers - including writers I love - who talk about writing as something that is hard and a struggle. Ongoing and forever. Period.
Writing in itself is not a struggle or hard. It’s a writer’s attitude to writing that makes it so (or not)!
When it comes to writing, the struggle idea is really about something else entirely, because creativity is all about flow. Writing – even about difficult things – can flow.
Isn’t it funny how sometimes we will show up for something important for other people but not for ourselves?
We'll be there to support someone we love in something that is important for them, but when it comes to something that is important to us - like our writing - we can often just not show up for ourselves.
I found one awesome and fun way to change this - and to help take your writing to the next level!
Wanna know what it is? Read on...
We’ve all done it, right? We've all tried to force ourselves to write or get something finished.
Creativity - and writing - is about expansion and ideas and inspiration. Forcing is about contraction and tension. So how can we expect one thing - creativity and ease - to come from the other (pressuring and tension)?
But what if you have a deadline? Or need to write consistently without having a long drawn out dance with creativity?
Read on to find out...
Flowers bloom, writers write…
You see the creative process in evidence all around you. Grass doesn't strain to grow, flowers don't bully themselves to bloom. Life unfolds In a flowing way.
Writing is a creative process. Creative processes flow. It's the nature of life and creativity. You can't force or fake this flow but you can encourage it.
You can create the habits that support this flow.
Here's how to find your writing flow…
Life is rich with LIFE! It is abundant with beautiful prompts and inspiration for your writing in every moment - and all you need to do is notice!
Here are 6 ideas to help you notice the multitude of writing prompts and sparks for your creativity available to you every moment: