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Real Expertise

I was working with The Expert, a person who has all the credentials you’d ever need and a deep understanding of her subject matter. The goal? Create a video explaining The Expert’s complex subject matter for rank-and-file employees...

Update: Showing Up and Getting a Novel Done

About five weeks and two days ago, I set out on a campaign to overcome Resistance. I started getting up a little earlier. I set aside time each morning for writing. I defined that time as sacred, refusing to give it up for anything else. In short: I...

Just Showing Up

I like to think of Resistance as looking a lot like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings: a whiny, sniveling little demon that sits on my shoulder and urges me to do anything else but the work I’m meant to do. * * * * * Some time ago, I started...

Tightening the Noose

I’m showing up. I’m churning out the words. I’m making the novel happen. As the first draft comes together, as the idea of a book gives way to the reality of a book, the unexpected always happens. In my case, Thomas, a character...