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Waiting to Start? Simply Beginning May be the Key to Finding What you Seek

I recently drove from St. Paul, MN to Crested Butte, CO (that’s more than 17 hours of driving, on my own). To fill the time, I listened to interviews with social psychologist Ellen Langer (as I mentioned before, she studies the way our words and ideas shape our experiences and her work has been blowingContinue Reading

Reframing Rejection

If you’ve ever put your work into the world, hoping for publication or recognition, then you’ve probably experienced rejection. A flat out no. Maybe a “strong work, but it doesn’t fit in our publication.” Perhaps silence. The silence is the worst, isn’t it? A lot of you have told me that you have a hardContinue Reading

Sometimes the Thing You’re Afraid of Happens… And It’s OK.

Picture this: me, at my desk, hosting a training by phone. Just talking away about writing, and the importance of writing about your writing as a way to get un-stuck. Suddenly, there’s a dial tone in my ear. And then, that all too familiar beep, beep, beep that happens when the line goes dead. InContinue Reading

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