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Do Something Today Your Future Self Will Thank You For.

I’m a writing + creativity coach with a very full personal life. I live on an island in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I share a house with my mother. She and I are in the middle of rearranging and reorganizing the layout of our home so it will work the best possible way…
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Something Short: A Story for a Prompt: Fragrant

Kayden nestles into the pillow, sleep drunk but eyes still open. He is intoxicated by the warm bath that lingers on his skin, worn out by the stack of bedtime books flung all about him on the blankets. He is wrapped in an aura of melting cozy baby humidity while stories about grumpy monkeys, wild…
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Practice Writing Something – It Can be Nonsense

Something I talk about quite a bit with clients and in my writing community, To Live & Write … Wherever You Are, is the nature of practice. Specifically, I tend to rave about the benefits of practice – which are many – especially for writers and creatives, and especially when it doesn’t feel like you’re…
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Do Something: Word Count Challenge

Wheel of Word Counts! If you’re planning to participate in NaNoWriMo and you have yet to fully flex those writing muscles of yours, it’s time to do some word count warm-ups! You don’t want to pull anything the first day or two of NaNoWriMo and give up, do you? Spin the Wheel of Word Counts!…
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Something Playful to Help You Organize Your Writing Stuff

Let’s Talk About My Favorite Organizing Tool. My favorite organizing tool invites experimentation. I have relied on it + enjoyed playing with it since 2006.It does make my heart pitter-patter so. If you’re an organizing tool, it can be really hard to hold my attention. I have always had a lot of balls in the…
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Something to Guide You: Viewfinder

Viewfinder. The vision board replacement you need this year. A return to lockdown locks out the ability to meet in person for my annual Vision Board workshops, so let’s meet online for a fancy new version with even more bells and whistles. Viewfinder mixes Magic Words and the Self-fulfilling Prophecy Letter of past years with a new set of coaching tools designed…
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Do Something Today: Join a Virtual Write Along

A decent coaching session takes about an hour, 90 minutes if we’re digging deep. Sometimes, though, you just need a quick tip and a reminder that you’re not alone to get you back on track.This one is only scary until you try it once; our group of writers is friendly, welcoming, and supportive. My writing community,…
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Do Something for Yourself: Start Journaling. Now.

You’ve heard this a million bazillion times already: get a journal and write in it! Record your thoughts, feelings, memories, fantasies–it’s good for you! Better yet, start a Gratitude Journal! That will save your life! Stop rolling your eyes. A journal is a practical tool for getting you back in the writing saddle. Every skill…
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Do Something Today: Daydream

A decent coaching session takes about an hour, 90 minutes if we’re digging deep. Sometimes, though, you just need a quick tipand a reminder that you’re not alone to get you back on track. This one is simple, life-affirming, and entirely under-rated. But that’s not a productive use of time, you say? Pshah! You are mistaken,…
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Something About Coaching: Good Habits and Flexibility

I am in love with this article by Markham Heid: Why the Stressed Brain Falls Back on Old Habits. Read it. Gain some clarity. Inform your rebel self, the one who breaks good habits and exerts her willpower over your good intentions, that if she lets you establish some of those good habits she thinks…
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Something to Get You Ready in 3 Minutes

Full disclosure: It’s actually 3 minutes and 33 seconds. I share my brain with OCD tendencies and she says three threes are better than one. I let her have her way with certain things, like setting the timer, so she won’t feel the need to throw a tantrum later on and refuse to let me…
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