I Want To Be A Writer

“I want to be a writer. I want to write a book.” This is what I often hear from people when I tell them I’m working on a book and becoming an Authorpreneur. When they say it they have this dreamy far away look in their eyes. Imagining fame and fortune, going on TV shows […]

Decide: Plan Your Life Now

Do you remember when Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf states? Or how about when Pope John Paul II died? Or how oil prices were going up sharply almost weekly? In the theaters Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, Madagascar, Harry Potter, and Brokeback Mountain ruled the box office. Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson […]

NaNoWriMo – Do You Have What It Takes?

So, you’ve made it halfway to the top of Mt. NaNoWriMo. Do you have what it takes to persist and get to the summit? The ultimate summit may not even be to reach the 50,000 word count goal. The more important summit is that you worked and wrote for 30 days in a row – […]

Writer’s Block – NaNoWriMo Week 2 Blues

You made it through Week 1. You were out of the gate like a shot and piled up an impressive daily word count. As the week wound down, so did your enthusiasm and your word count – and now you have writer’s block. Now you’ve got the NaNoWriMo Week 2 Blues. Here are 33 ideas […]

Live a Life of Purpose

Many of us feel there’s more to life than what we’re now experiencing — but we have no earthly idea what that might be or how to find it. We may have cultivated wonderful relationships or built successful careers, but we get a vague feeling of being unfulfilled. There’s a sense that something else is […]

Combining Forces

I’ve decided to combine my blog about writing with a large portion of my personal (private) blog as the topic matter often converges. Hence, this new blog Live to Write – Write to Live. I’d have to say the theme is – Life as Story. Chris Brogan recommended Don Miller’s ‘A Million Miles in a […]