The Self Sabotage Cycle

Sharon BartleyWriting

Here’s the latest article from Neil on dealing with self sabotage A student of mine recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further… Which is a place I think we’ve all been.Whenever someone … Read More

Honor Confidentiality

Richard ArthurBooks, Challenge, Writing

This is the latest article from Neil… To continue supporting as many as I can in finishing your books, and other projects, I want to share a few extra lessons I’ve learned recently before we continue our regularly scheduled programming here. This tip has applications far beyond writing, so read on for the bigger takeaway.    I took note of … Read More

Throwing An Emotional Boomerang

Richard ArthurWriting

This is the latest article from Neil… In one of my weekly coaching groups…A member recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further…  Which is a place I think we’ve all been. Whenever … Read More

You get to choose

Richard ArthurWriting

Something incredible happened… My six-year-old son must have overheard me talking business with the team. Because this weekend, he asked me to print out pictures of rare Pokemon cards. Then he started affixing the photos over the faces of more generic Pokemon cards. He looked at the result, and noted that it didn’t look shiny like the other Pokemon cards. … Read More

The Year in Top Fiction Recommendations

Neil StraussBooks, Neil

On New Year’s Day, 2016, I looked at my bookshelf and thought it was time to read the stack of books that was piling up, most of them top fiction recommendations from others. It was time to re-enter the world that had inspired me to write in the first place: The intersection of imagination, craft, and storytelling. So I committed to emptying … Read More