Writing Made Easy: Write The Places

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Write what you see. Write what you feel. Write where you go. In celebration of places that inspire and the moments that we write. #tbt to that time my youngest guy and I fell in love with the most spectacular tree in Ireland–The King Oak. Charleville Castle, Tullamore. Places are my inspiration. Places imbue my […]

Declare your Writing is Important

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A client emailed me last week and said, “I have no time. It’s the same problem as always—no time.” When you start writing about your life, it feels like a luxury. It is that self-indulgent, time to yourself activity that you talk about the same way as winning the lottery or sailing around the world…. […]

What if the words aren’t coming easily?

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For makers and creatives, our work is deeply interwoven with our lives. It is not a job that we can leave at the end of the day. Our art is who we are, and reflects the emotional place we are in at every given moment. What happens when your life makes it impossible for you […]

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Getting Started on Your Memoir (Pt. 2)

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You want to write but don’t know how to get started, right? If you are absolutely sure you want to write your story, or even a memoir, I can help. You want to write. You know that much.  Do these sound like things you say? “I want to leave my story for my grandkids.” “Writing […]

Five Tips for Making Your Writing Matter

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I’ve got news for you–making writing matter starts with you. Feeling like you can’t get anyone to take your writing seriously? Like it doesn’t matter, even? My coaching client Yvonne wrote this, “I can’t get to the pages you wanted me to write, I can’t even get to the other things in my life.” I […]

Writing As Sculpture 1

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I was struck today by how similar the writing process is to what I imagine the work of craftspeople who deal with tangible media like clay, wood or stone to be. I was brainstorming with a client of mine about her work.  She was in the place people I work with dream of arriving—a draft […]

Write your memoir because it feels sooooo good.

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Why would I write a memoir? Want an answer to that question you’re asking yourself? I can hear what you’re thinking….      “I’m not famous, I’m not an actor, I was not born into a well-known family.”      “I didn’t set a record, save 10,000 refugees, or develop a cure for blindness.”   […]