Resistance

Why Being A Writer Matters Now More Than Ever

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in All The Things, Inspiration, Memoir, Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on Why Being A Writer Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Being A Writer Matters Now More Than Ever

In a world of 7 billion people and counting, with hundreds of millions of books, blogs, web pages, essays, articles and poems you might wonder if you even matter in a world saturated with so many options. The conclusion is that even with more and more people writing the answer is still yes. You matter because you are here. When we consider that we will never know the answer to the mystery of our human existence the best we can do it is to celebrate, help each other, and make a difference. We make a difference by serving as an example to others and to live into the privilege of what it means...

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Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Memoir, Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

Use Your Muscle Memory to Push Your Motivation.

  Everything is a mindset, which means you have the ability to shift your mindset and start living into the life you want at any given second, no joke. For writers this means start writing, or write more (or insert your favorite creative project.) If you’re slacking on your writing now is the time to re-up. What I mean by mindset is that regardless of the situation you are in, or how your situation is presenting itself, you have the control to view this in a new light and to prevail. The main concern of most writers is this: “I don’t have time,” or “I don’t know how to make the time.”...

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3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Resistance, Writers Block | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

3 Ways to Get Out of A Rut and Write

Being stalled as a writer happens to the best of us, from best selling authors, to poets, to journaling, to first time bloggers. The day seems to always come when a writer sits down to write and suddenly nothing happens, nada, just panic and silence. For some people this kind of stuckness gets masked by active procrastination. For instance the previous sentence was written at 7am. It is now eleven-thirty. I have spent the past four hours sorting my laundry, looking up travel locations in Italy, and creating a new smoothie recipe, which then led to me to cleaning and organizing my fridge. Or...

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Start Procrastinating!

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

Start Procrastinating!

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~Napoleon Hill~ You read it right. I said, “Start” procrastinating. Why? Because I’ve noticed that some of my most productive friends and colleagues are true procrastinators.  They fall into a type of procrastinators that I call “The Do-ers”. They simply Do what has to be done. Sometimes this comes with a cost. Basically they put off things that don’t serve their purpose, in order to be completely uninterrupted dong one thing at a time. They...

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The Horror. The Blank Page.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

The Horror. The Blank Page.

The blank page. Empty, oddly silent. It is both a  terrifying place, yet a place of possibility. Depending on what you’re writing,  the blank page can be fun or a total freak out. It is especially hard when you are writing a memoir or writing stories that are personal.  The closer you get to the private moments the more you might fear what people think, but it’s in the private moments that you tap into a universal place for all of us to relate to. Your job as a writer is to let it all out. Your stories might seem frivolous or mundane to you, but everyone is dying for the details, the...

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Walking Off A Cliff: Writer’s Block

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Resistance | 0 comments

Walking Off A Cliff: Writer’s Block

“It’s not like you don’t have a choice, because you do — you can either type, or kill yourself.” ~ Anne Lamotte ~ The truth is that most writers don’t like to write. Here is what they like: to have already written. Writers block sucks, but is there really such a thing? Seth Godin writes about “talkers block”: “No one ever gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down. Why then, is...

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