Writing Coach Insights: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

By Johannah | April 12, 2009

Did you ever notice that some of your most prolific times, writing-wise, have occurred when your life has been highly unpredictable, when circumstances you’d depended on for a long time–whether related to health, friendship, money, love, sex–are called into question? I don’t think this is because you have to be unhappy in order to write well. You just have to be open. You have to let go.

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Writing Coach Insights: Writing in Your Sleep

By Johannah | March 9, 2009

As writers, we can take advantage of this pre-existing creative content by recycling the moods, images, characters, and events of our dreams as poems and stories.

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Writing Coach Insights: Qualities of Light

By Johannah | March 1, 2009

Learning to write is largely about remembering how to notice the world around us—to re-awaken to our own experiences.

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Writing Coach Insights: Being a Beginner

By Johannah | February 15, 2009

Sometimes, all we need is the first step. . .more

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Writing Coach Insights: Not Becoming a Stereotype of Yourself

By Johannah | February 12, 2009

The term “creative” refers to the qualities of newness, novelty. This is why it is absolutely vital to let in the unknown, the unrecognizable. . . more

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Writing Coach Insights: Finding Creative Moments

By Johannah | February 8, 2009

I don’t remember exactly what I was doing this morning when I began thinking about the way that creativity requires us to stop planning. . . more

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