Physician and author, Richard Kelley talks about how he integrated all of his roles into his brand and the organic process that followed, once he had a clear vision of his goals.
Authors Amber Scott and Donna Hatch discuss the importance of honoring your own vision and goals for your writing career. For instance, Amber was told to stick with one genre only, but it didn’t' fit her own dreams. Donna has been told that she should be more structured in her approach. Both of these authors believe it is critical to follow their own paths instead of doing the expected or traditional thing...and both have found personal success as writers. Are you following your dream?
Author, Rozine Prock, finds vision boards to be a very effective tool for writers and even offers workshops on creating vision boards. The benefits of creating vision boards include offering inspiration for character and scene building when writing a novel and providing motivation when feeling stuck or experiencing writer's block. She also recommends using Pinterest as a tool for curating vision boards digitally instead of printing everything out on paper.
Bestselling author and speaker Joyce Schwarz talks about the concepts in her book "The Vision Board" and how it can help authors see their goals come to fruition. If you need inspiration and motivation you'll want to check out this interview.
Our individual personalities impact our approach to writing and other creative activities. Listen to this great interview from author Amber Scott, as she explains the way our human brains impact our personality, and thus our writing approach.
Deciding between an online critique group and an in person group is a personal decision for every writer. To help you make the decision, this article offers some of the pros and cons of both types of groups.
Bill Donahue, author, speaker, and consultant, talks about how his own personal development spurs on his writing, and how challenging himself personally often reflects much better writing.
Author, speaker, and artist Ben Glenn shares a technique he uses to help manage his ideas and to help him focus on a topic while he prepares for speaking and writing projects.
Linda Joy Meyers, award-winning author and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, discusses techniques for defining the focus of your memoir. Her approach will help you define the significant moments in your life and pick from those the events that belong in your memoir. Linda graciously shares specific details that you can duplicate in your own writing. If you write memoir oar are even considering it, you won't want to miss this interview.
Joel Fotinos, vice president and publisher at Tarcher-Penguin, shares tips on staying focused while working on multiple projects.
Motivation is a very personal. What does it take for you to motivate yourself? Author Amber Scott shares some techniques for self motivation depending on the way your brain works.