“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
— Jennifer Lee
One of my clients is writing a book that has the potential to help her clients and others live more vibrantly from within. During a coaching session, she told me how she needs to change her life to write this book.
She painted a picture of all the biggest things that demand her time and energy:
☹ her mortgage (needing to sell her house to change that), ☹ clients that depend on her (she’d have to cut back on her client hours), ☹ five employees…
A fractured fairy tale, for those who know Taos, New Mexico
I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It’s a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don’t know if I could live there all year. It’s such an intense place.
— Campbell Scott
We all need our learning curves — but some demand too high a price. I wrote this to give you a view of what it takes to be a digital nomad so you can use your discernment. It’s a great lifestyle, if you can sustain it.
Skilled writers who are able to use language to express ideas well often contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society.
I’m not a big fan of venting online, but I just have to speak. Writers are often left out of lists of occupations altogether.
Have you ever noticed this?
For instance, when filling out any kind of online profile that requires an occupation to be check-marked, Writer is usually nowhere to be seen.
✎ the number of writers on the Internet since I first got online in 1999 has increased astronomically;
✎ 74% of Americans read…
Do yours make you squirm too?
I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world. — Ellen Page
Ellen really nailed it. Anyone giving us a pet name is usually doing it out of love or affection.
But there are limits, right?
Some nicknames make me feel warm and fuzzy. And some have made my blood boil. Starting with. . . .
“Sometimes I wrestle with my demons.
Other times, we just snuggle.”
😀 You make the perfect cup of coffee to drink while you’re writing but later you find it — dead and cold — when you come back from your Medium trance.
😀 You’re listening to meditation music on YouTube with headphones. The hour-long track is over and it defaults to the next video (music you dislike) but you don’t notice for at least 10 minutes.
😀 You think about the writers you love on Medium more than you think about your worst problem in life.
Sharing the encouragement, tricks, resources and work habits I used to get fast results with a low follower count.
My name is Milli and I’ve been posting on Medium since April 2018.
I chickened out for at least a month about finishing this post — but after catching some inspiration from Max Frenzel I decided to Just Do It.
Because of how heartened and inspired I’ve been, as a new writer on Medium, by people writing about their early milestones.
The ripple effects of small things can be extraordinary.
— Matt Bevin
“Time is the soul of this world.” — Pythagoras
Adjusting your relationship with time can have magic therapeutic effects. Feeling calmer may not sound like the most thrilling benefit in life —but the next time you have a blow-out it will seem priceless.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
— Delmore Schwartz
Can you relate to Delmore’s motto?
The last time you were “burned” you probably felt stress, pressure, self-loathing and maybe even shame or embarrassment.
And yet we do it to ourselves over and over again.
IF YOUR BOOK IDEA is your baby, you probably want to give that baby the absolute best start in life. So, will writing an outline for your book kill your baby?
Outline formats can be anything from rigid (picture Roman numerals) to the type of flexible book outline many writing experts recommend these days.
By the end of this article, you’ll know whether you’re one of the writers who may be better off writing a book without an outline.
Originally published at Milliver’s Travels under my pen name Crystal Gabrielle
After successfully winding up another long-term house-sitting job, I was heading from Grand Junction, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided to swing out through Utah to see the sights.
Approximately 12 miles south of Moab, Utah, a big white arrow and the words HOLE N” THE ROCK painted on the side of a red cliff caught my attention.