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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Yourself

“Just be yourself” is probably the worst advice we could ever receive or give a person. Few of us actually know who we really are. And yet, if we can acquire this art of self-awareness, everything changes. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you

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4 Pro Tips For Mastering Deep POV

by Lisa Hall-Wilson Many people take my deep point of view master classes because they’re looking to create an emotional gut punch for readers. They want readers to feel like they’re IN the story, in real time, and digging deep emotionally is the powerhouse tool of deep point of view. Many writers have heard of

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A Lesson on Pruning Your Life & Work

Everything ends eventually. How you do it is what counts. Learning the art of ending things well can mean the difference between staying stuck in a rut and living life fully alive. Listen to the audio version of this essay here: Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Recently

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Get A Clue: You’ve Got to Stop Over-using This Word

by Fae Rowen Because I’ve got the October 2 blog date, I get to say Happy Birthday to my mother here. Happy Birthday, Mom! Thanks for indulging me. And for finding today’s target word twice in the first sentence. “Get” and it’s multi-tense derivative “got” could be nominated for one of the words everyone, not

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