How I know you can trust the writing process and yourself to follow through.

How I know you can trust the writing process and yourself to follow through.

As a coach, I often find myself making suggestions that go against the grain of conventional writing advice.

You don't have to write every day.
Write the book you want to write, not the one you think will sell.
Write to find out what happens, not because you know what happens.


Yet as unconventional as these ideas might be, I trust them wholeheartedly.

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The discipline myth and the truth about procrastination.

The discipline myth and the truth about procrastination.

Time and again, I hear this from writers: "If I just had more discipline I would..."

Write my book. Finish the book I started. Write those essays I dream of writing.

But when has discipline alone worked to accomplish anything? It's not going to keep you on your diet unless you really want to feel healthier and you believe you can stick to it. It's not going to help you train for a marathon unless you really want to know what it's like to run across the finish line and you think you've got what it takes. Discipline will not help you write a book unless you're feeling inspired and committed to getting it done.

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