Benefits of a Writer’s Support Network

Writing can be a lonely profession. But a writer does not need to be completely alone in his or her efforts. By building connections with people, writers find affirmation, encouragement, challenge, accountability, and grounding. Although a writer can write alone, I believe that a support system greatly increases a writer’s staying power – the ability […]

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Writing scares me a little

  It’s funny but writing scares me a little. Making something and then sharing it is scary. Not everyone is going to like it and no matter how much work and love I give it, it might not be very good. But making something and loving it is worth it. A book is like a […]

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The Dark Side: Fight Your Negative Emotions (Atala)

The Atala is located in the hips. It controls fear and lust. Fear and Lust: want to gain or avoid something. Instinctive. Fear is distress caused by a threat (or perceived threat). Lust – and I’m emphasizing the nonsexual sense because we are talking about your writing potential – is a craving for something. Both […]

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The Dark Side: Fight Your Negative Emotions (Vitala)

The Vitala is in the thighs and controls anger and resentment. Anger and Resentment: Both anger and resentment come from the feeling of being wronged. Anger is more “in the moment” while resentment simmers. For me at least, I feel anger and resentment towards myself more often than towards other people. I have strong feelings […]

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The Light Side: Unleash Your Writing Potential (Swadhisthana)

The Swadhisthana is located inside the tailbone. The word means “one’s own abode”, where your dormant potentials and karmas sleep. Emotions can be tamed or freed here. It is a place of choices. Potential: What do you think limits your potential? There are many areas of writing potential. A few are voice, style, skill, professionalism, […]

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The Dark Side: Fight Your Negative Emotions (Sutala)

Sutala. Located in the knees, it governs jealousy.     Jealousy: Jealousy is directed at another person who has something you want. The negative aspects of the emotion are more complicated, but that is its two core components. Be Reactive: Choose how you react! First consider the inner element: what you want. What are you […]

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