Writing Wednesday: How to Make Time to Write

“Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend to them than inspiration.” -Ralph Keyes “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” — Stephen King , On Writing About seven years ago, I attended my first big writers conference. I remember being so very overwhelmed, asContinue reading “Writing Wednesday: How to Make Time to Write”

Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” –Anne Lamott, on Broccoli and First Drafts, from Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life Yesterday, my family and I made the drive from Brussels, Belgium back home to Prague, Czech Republic. It’s an eight hour drive—possibly shorterContinue reading “Writing Wednesday: On Broccoli, Novel-Writing, and the May First Draft Challenge”

Find What You Love

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way toContinue reading “Find What You Love”

A New Start to the Very Short Trip

  It’s a very short trip. While alive, live. ~Malcolm Forbes Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau To me, dreams are like mountains, disappearing for a while, obscured by daily life and the blinding fog of busyness. But if we pause to look and listen,Continue reading “A New Start to the Very Short Trip”