free writing workbook
Free workbook: What’s your next step?

If you’ve got decisions to make, your own words might offer the best advice. Your words are a source of power, insight and confidence for your badass self. My free, nine-page writing workbook can help you see yourself in a fresh, creative light. Even reading through the pages might spark new ideas. For sure, you can avoid the mistakes that wrecked me — until writing saved my life. 

 

Rule of 3 can help your writing

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The earth pulses in three-beat rhythms. That’s why it helps to organize our writing around groups of three. When I tell my students this — especially the know-it-all adult writers — they almost always thumb their noses at the Rule of 3 (and at me). Too formulaic, they say condescendingly. But after I push them to examine this law of …

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How to write tight

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Being super-concise way is super-hard. In fact, it’s easier to blather on at length than to make a brief, laser-sharp statement. This ability to write tight is a basic journalistic craft. Even if you’re reading a 7,000-word article, rest assured that if the piece is any good, the journalist who wrote it struggled to make every word count. Whether I’m …

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