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turn your rough draft into a meaningful story.


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Your writing confidante & story whisperer.



Lost steam? Here’s one way to create momentum again.

Momentum can feel like such a fickle friend, can’t it? You go to a retreat, get inspired, head home, lose focus. You start a piece, feel energized by your progress, and then life pulls you away. You can’t seem to pick your writing back up again. Or there’s my preferred form of avoidance–writing a full draft,Continue Reading

Not sure what to write next? Sometimes the idea is the reward for showing up.

Last week, I wrote about the power of an idea as its ability to get you to the page. But what about those times when you’re not sure what to write next? Or you just don’t feel like writing? One of my clients is writing a book, and she recently experienced a few days ofContinue Reading

The Power of Your Ideas

A story idea isn’t about good or bad. Its power lies in its ability to get you to the page. This week, I revisited an old story I wrote about a stray dog coming to visit. It was fiction, but based on an actual visit by a dog on a walkabout (there’s something about dogsContinue Reading

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