A Love Letter to Writers

In surveys and consultations, writers and creatives openly share their fears and insecurities. This is a love letter to writers and anyone plagued with self-doubt, emotional traps and other creative blocks.  Is My Story Silly? She asks if her ideas, her story is silly. I can't answer that for her. Only she can. I see her as a miracle, a jewel, a precious creation. How can anything silly come out of that? What I hear? Self-doubt and limiting self-beliefs likely based in criticism heard and … [Read more...]

Plot and Scene Books Giveaway

(Psst: if you're looking for the SURVEY, click HERE ) PLEASE NOTE! The response has been overwhelming and I need time to sort out who wants what and assess what, if any, books I have left to offer in my plot and scene books giveaway. So for now: the offer is closed. Check back later to see if I have enough of a supply to reopen. Thank you for your patience! I started to title this post -- massive plot and scene books giveaway -- but then I went to check how many of my plot and scenes books are … [Read more...]

Writers and Creatives I Need Your Help

SURVEY! Calling all writers and creatives I need your help. Well, perhaps not need, but I'd certainly appreciate your help. Boundless Creativity As you may know, New Harbinger Publication signed me to write what I believe is my life's work. As writers and artists, we're continually asked to take risks, and furthermore, to try, try again. Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps, and Other Creative Blocks seeks to change your perception of life from … [Read more...]

It’s Official! I Signed the Contract

After The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master came out, I started receiving heart-felt thanks from writers. By applying the Universal Story to their own lives, writers finally understood why they meet with resistance. As a result, they felt they knew what to do about it. Encouraged by their connection to the spiritual side of the Plot Whisperer, I extracted the thread from the book and expanded it into an on-line video series: A Spiritual Guide for Writers. And... … [Read more...]

Plot Profile for your Character and for You

Layered between the Scene Trackers I wrote about earlier I found these Character Emotional Development Plot Profile examples from popular and classic novels. In the spirit of sharing before tossing out, I include a few plot profiles for your character here. For more examples for various genres, check out my Plot Support for Writers Pinterest board. I also invite you to fill out the profile for yourself as well as your character. The following demonstrates the elements of a plot profile for your … [Read more...]

Scene Trackers for Writers

I like to straighten my office, purge, dust and organize before undertaking a new project. The ritual involves letting go of what I have been doing and prepare for what's coming. This time, granted, I've gone overboard with the purging. Several trips to the Goodwill drop-off center and an overflowing recycling bin two weeks running attest to my single-minded pursuit. I'm well aware of what I'm avoiding. I'll get there. In the meantime, while clearing out the old to make room for the new, I … [Read more...]