3 Reasons Why The Common Writing Advice “Just Write” is ToxicRead More
And no, it’s not because these writers claim they “don’t have enough time” to write.Read More
If you ever procrastinate starting a task because you feel like you would need to also finish it in the same sitting, you’re not alone. This compulsion to finish is a tricky ploy the mind can use to keep you stuck. But the good news? The solution is simple, and it has the power to transform you into a prolific powerhouse.Read More
This simple mindset shift will motivate you to write.Read More
The way you show an audience who your characters are, is by showing how each character reacts differently to conflict…Read More
It doesn’t matter how brilliant and full-of-depth your characters are in your head, if you don’t communicate that depth to your audience, your characters will fall flat.Read More
Today I want to talk about character archetypes. In Christopher Vogler’s book, “The Writer’s Journey,” he defines archetypes in three slightly different ways...Read More
Why The Hero’s Journey is better for building character-driven stories than 3 Act Structure.Read More
Learn the basics of 3 Act Story Structure and how they apply to “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977).Read More
On this episode of Winter Is Writing, I discuss how to make story elements “land” so the audience finds them meaningful.Read More
On this episode of Winter Is Writing, I discuss the difference between genre and story, and also answer questions related to her script for Rose City Swing 2019 “Swingin’ in the Rain.”Read More
If you want to be a writer, just sit down and write…
I hate that old adage.Read More
It comes down to the distinction between internal versus external accountability.Read More
“Right” decisions don’t exist.
They’re a myth.Read More
I realized that hidden task switching was making everything harder. I was wasting lots of time and energy shifting gears over and over again in a short period of time.Read More
Unless you make a different choice now, future you won’t make a different choice either.
Change happens now.Read More
Why am I talking about a movie on an accountability blog?
Because every now and then a movie comes along that takes up residence in your heart and becomes a place you can return to if and when you need its magic.
And Disney’s latest film “Christopher Robin” is one of those movies.Read More