GYWD 11: How to Build a Writing Habit
A lot of folks struggle to write consistently. And there are plenty of reasons for that. But a common denominator of inconsistent writing, whatever the reason, is the fact that for many people writing is simply not a...View Episode
GYWD 10: How I Write, with Sports Writer Brendan Quinn
I’m a big sports fan. I’m also a news junkie. At the intersection of those two things is sports writing. Ever since I was a kid I’ve devoured the sports page before reading anything else in the news. Over time I’ve...View Episode
GYWD 9: Why Grit Makes Great Writers
Is there a writer alive who hasn’t wondered at some if they would ever be able to finish a book or some other writing project? Maybe it was your first book and you didn’t know if you had it in you. Maybe it was your...View Episode
GYWD 8: Juggling Multiple Writing Projects
There are two kinds of people in the world. The first kind are those folks who are always working on exactly one project at a time, giving it their full and undivided attention. And then there are writers. I am not...View Episode
GYWD 7: Why Is Finishing Things So Hard?
Are you sitting on a work in progress that has been on your desk for a long time? Do you find yourself starting new writing projects before you’ve finished the current project? We all have trouble finishing our...View Episode
GYWD 6: How Two Non-Writers Wrote a New York Times Bestseller
Have you ever thought about writing a book but weren’t sure you could? Or should? Today’s episode tells the story of what happened when two guys who don’t think of themselves as writers decide to write a book? Today I...View Episode
GYWD 5: Finding the "Write" Balance
Today we’re going to tackle the question of how to find the right balance between work, life, writing, and whatever else it is you’re getting up to these days. This is an age old question and a lot of people have...View Episode
GYWD 4: The Evolution of a Writer
In last week’s podcast we talked about the importance of having a clear and compelling vision for your writing. But it can be difficult to craft that vision when you’re just starting out and maybe you haven’t written...View Episode
GYWD 3: The "Vision Thing"
Do you get up every day excited about what you’re doing? Are you learning and growing and moving toward your goals? Do you know who you want to be and what you want to be doing ten or fifteen years from now? Do you...View Episode
GYWD 2: What Is the 12 Week Year for Writers?
Writers face all kinds of challenges trying to get their writing done. Have you ever felt overwhelmed at the start of a project? Suffered from an inability to motivate yourself? Felt like you just weren't using your...View Episode
GYWD 1: The Back to School Crunch - Making Time to Write When Life Gets Busy
The school year is right around the corner, and for many of us that means life is about to get crazier and there will be less time for writing. But it's not just the back to school crunch. No matter who you are or...View Episode