Posts Tagged: creativity

Seven characteristics of successful #writers that cannot be taught

Seven characteristics of successful writers cannot be taught—but they can be learned and developed until they become the habits that are the bedrock of a successful artist practice in any field. The successful writer is a keen observer of everything around him. Writers notice things: the way a closet smells of cedar, mothballs, and the… Read more »

Insights from a wellness retreat

Insights from my recent wellness retreat were hard won, but worthwhile, so I thought I’d share for those who may be looking for a health solution that’s a little “outside the box.” Some of you may know that I’ve struggled for years with an increasingly over-reactive immune system, experiencing frequent rashes, sneezing and allergies, respiratory… Read more »

4 Tips For a Successful Author-Assistant Relationship

I have the most gloriously overqualified assistant ever. Two years ago, another author friend, Christine Nolfi, heard I was looking for someone to help me manage the increasingly overwhelming demands of my self-publishing career. She gave me her sister’s name. Tricia was in graduate school at the time, and had a small consulting business. She… Read more »

Going Analog to Beat Writer’s Block

Going analog to beat writer’s block is a desperate measure, something I never thought I’d have to do. I don’t know how long I’ll be analog. It may be permanent. “What are you saying?” You may well ask. “Didn’t you just write a cyber mystery about a woman who’s always Wired In?” Well, yes. And… Read more »