Finding a safe space for your writing.

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When jarred unavoidably by circumstance, revert at once to yourself and don’t lose the rhythm more than you can help. You’ll have a better grasp of harmony if you keep going back to it.
— Marcus Aurelius

In Episode 4 of my new video series, I talk about the struggle of the blank space, the void. You can’t get started. Or you are writing, but you don’t know if it’s good. You don’t know where to go next.

It’s like you want there to be a formula that you can follow for your writing. But at the same time, you know you don’t want to follow a formula for your writing.

What you need isn’t a formula. It’s scaffolding.

Watch Episode 4 to see why:

>> Watch Episode 1 >> Watch Episode 2 >> Watch Episode 3

If you’re not writing right now, you’re in one of the most uncomfortable states for a writer to be in: Knowing you should be writing when you’re not.

Every second of every day you think about writing, but you can’t seem to ever get yourself to actually do it.

The Story Intensive starts on August 28th. It has the deadlines to keep you accountable; the scaffolding to keep you safe; and the feedback to keep you improving. If you sign up now (you have until June 23rd to do so), you’ll be out of that horrible “I’m not writing but I should be writing” frame of mind. The rest of 2017’s writing time will be booked — no excuses. The rest of the year. Imagine how amazing that will feel.

If you have any questions about The Story Intensive, please leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.


[Note: The 2017 Story Intensive is now over. See our current offerings, here.]

Words of wisdom from Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, and more.
Either write, or don’t write.


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