The Bigger Picture: A little more now

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


Daunting tasks are easy to postpone, when all it takes is a little more now.

The Bigger Picture: Personal Integrity

Monday, December 4th, 2017


Novelists lie for a living. But never lie to yourself. Developing personal integrity with yourself about yourself.

The Bigger Picture: Concrete steps

Monday, November 27th, 2017


Dreaming is a snooze. Action gets the job done. One tool to push you forward.

The Bigger Picture: Toward or away

Monday, November 27th, 2017


A simple tool for navigating the zigzag path of a writer’s life.

The Bigger Picture: MRI Head trip

Monday, November 6th, 2017


Today we’re going to go on a little ride into your head, and see what lights up. Why thinking helps make it so.

The Bigger Picture: Talking your game

Monday, October 16th, 2017


Are you playing nice when you talk to yourself? Here’s how to do it, when you talk out loud.

The Bigger Picture: Vision statement.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


There’s a Big Picture, your novel. And an even bigger one, your writing life. Creating your vision statement.

Rewriting: Slashing and Burning

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


Grab an ax, grab a match. Slashing and burning unnecessary words

Rewriting: Passive versus active verbs

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Power your rewrite with workhorses: Active verbs

Rewriting: Starting the rewrite.

Monday, September 18th, 2017


Rewriting? Tips on how to get started: