I’ve added four new components to the free prewriting course:
- Using online video to boost your prewriting vision
- Interviewing the author [that’s you. I wouldn’t worry about a development of multiple personalities.]
- Using the ‘foolscap method’ of outlining. [Rule: One sheet of paper only!]
- Mind mapping with Bubbl.us [online tool] and Inspiration [commercial product].
More details here: [The Teachable version will be available this weekend.]
You’re camped out under your apple tree watching a woodpecker five feet away.
It’s the closest you have even been to one in your life.
And you wonder, ‘Geez, am I so lethargic that a woodpecker has no clue a living being is nearby?’
That’s when you should reach for a trusty source of inspiration:
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”
Yes, it’s just a bird. And yes, you’re not raking in serious cash, but your writing life is not routine. And for that, you can be thankful.
Your search for new stories has taken its toll.
There is no way that chapter’s getting done. You’d be lucky if you make it past the title.
Shrug it off and take that nap.
If you wake up the next morning, so be it.
Who knows–all that rest might have launched your subconscious into overdrive.
And that brilliant plot twist will appear when you least expect it.
And here’s another convincing benefit–you’ll live longer.