Sometimes it comes out of the blue, completely unexpected, almost as if you’re being blindsided by a truck. This happens in business quite often, and it happens in life as well. You believe you have … Continue reading When things don’t go your way.
When I was planning to come to Nashville this summer for a Story Grid event, I knew that Steven Pressfield was going to be in attendance. Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl had arranged for Steven … Continue reading Beating Resistance.
My wife and I enjoy taking evening walks through our neighborhood. While I abhor winters in Cleveland, I feel fortunate to live in an older, inner-ring suburb that has tree-lined streets and sidewalks—a throwback to … Continue reading Getting stung.
When we first set out to become a “writer,” we tend to keep that romantic notion in our head—a lone genius typing away on a typewriter or laptop in a remote cabin in the woods. … Continue reading The author mastermind group builds systems and habits.
Discipline is the ability to do what you know needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it. It requires developing habits that you don’t have to think about, actions that are … Continue reading Discipline developed by an author mastermind group.
In this new, three-part series, I’m going to explore the secret powers of the mastermind learning model. Although I’m approaching it as a professional writer, mastermind groups have been proven to work across disciplines and … Continue reading An introduction to the author mastermind.
Zach and I have not published much fiction this year. I know it. He knows it. And so we don’t talk much about it. We haven’t done anything wrong, haven’t had a major failure or … Continue reading If you show up, the words will come.
My flight landed on Wednesday night, and then, I realized I was at the Pittsburgh International Airport and not the Cleveland Hopkins Airport. That meant I had to drive my car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland … Continue reading You might not always be an introvert.
When I was a teenager in the late 1980s, I wanted to live in Seattle in the worst way. When I saw the movie, Singles, I felt like I was missing out on something important … Continue reading Collaborating in the shadow of the Space Needle.
My friend Yvonne Carder shared this with me after we spent some time together at an author event. She gave me permission to share it with you. Enjoy. How do you explain to someone about … Continue reading Sharing a passion by Yvonne Carder.