Writer’s Block Series

Reject the Fear

Up until a few months ago, I had a terrible phobia of zombies. Yep, that’s right, zombies. Now, I believe in a lot of things–magic, the universe, Big Foot, ghosts, aliens–without having any sightings of them. But zombies? I didn’t believe in them, so why did they scare me so much? Turns out, after some serious self-reflection…read more.

Writing Spaces and Combating the Block.

Why did James Joyce prefer to lay on his stomach and write? Or why wouldn’t Truman Capote start or finish a piece of writing on a Friday? Why was Friedrich Schiller inspired by rotted apples? In this…read more.

Writer’s Block: Self Sabotage

Self sabotaging is a normal occurrence, at least when it’s occasional. We’ve all put our foot in our mouth every now and again. What I want to take a look at is the cycle of self sabotaging. Carl Jung found that we have archetypes in our psyche…read more.

Routine: A writer’s best friend.

I try giving my toddler time to adjust to new activities. I give him a heads up, minutes in advance, that we are starting something else. Kids are well known for having trouble switching gears or their schedules being out of whack….read more.

Writer’s Block: Fear on steroids.

I’m panicking right now. I’m stressed about this new blog, and haven’t been able to write a single sentence for my novel. What do I do? Where did my muse go? How do I shut this fear down? I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and no one will be interested in a single thing I write….read more.