Get your first draft finished

Do you need to get your first draft finished? If you are struggling to maintain your momentum and get your words on the page you are probably feeling frustrated and stuck.

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Overcome writer’s block

April 2, 2015 |  by  |  Book topic, Resistance, Writer's block, Writing  |  Share

Writer’s block can affect us all, no matter how much we write or how little. There are many ways to overcome writer’s block, and I am going to share one here that is really just a bit of fun. And after all, the best way to overcome a problem is by having fun and getting into a lighter, brighter space in our heads.

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Writing resistance

December 1, 2014 |  by  |  Resistance, Self, Writing  |  Share

Are you in a state of writing resistance? Are you holding back from writing your book? I ask not so I can sell you this solution or that solution, but just to make you aware of your own answer. And also to say, I too have been holding back with my work; with my business, with my books – and with living my life. I have been so lost in resistance that I have been static for a long time. I feel like someone living in a snow globe, just when I find some peace, everything gets shaken up again. I have lost my way. But last week, I had an epiphany; three realisations about my life came from three distinct events, each of which has brought me to a place of deeper understanding and realisation about why my life is not working out the way I want it to and what I need to do to change it. Resistance Whenever I say the word ‘resistance’ I always think of the Borg in Star Trek. When they are about to capture their prey, they advise each that ‘resistance is futile’. In other words: don’t bother resisting us, we are stronger than you. Of course, resistance is also futile because it literally gets you nowhere. When you resist, you are stuck. You are paralysed and unable to move and when you are stuck, everything can feel futile. This can lead to an ‘all-or-nothing’ mentality, which keeps us stuck because it makes only big actions feel purposeful, when in fact, baby steps are what we need to take if we are to break free. Another phrase I heard about resistance this week was from a self-builder on the Channel 4 television programme, Grand Designs. She and her husband wanted to clad their building in a special blue brick,...

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