Story or Die: An Interview with Lisa Cron

EPISODE 237I Today’s guest is the wonderful Lisa Cron sharing with us about her new book, Story or Die: How to Use Brain Science to Engage, Persuade, and Change Minds in Business and in Life. While Lisa’s previous books, Wired For Story and Story Genius, were aimed more at writers, Story or Die is for…

Create Your Own New Normal

EPISODE 192 We’ve had a lot of “new normal” forced on us lately, but what if we take charge and create our own new normal? We’re creative people, we can think of ways to make our new circumstances work for us! In this episode, I talk about how to redefine the structure of your day…

Burnout, Restart, and Managing Your Resources

EPISODE 183 Sometimes you hear or read similar things over and over in a short period of time. When that happens, our brains often nudge us to ask – is this something important that I should be paying attention to right now? This past week, I have heard or read similar ideas from Joanna Penn…

Preparing to Plan for the New Year

EPISODE 170T Today’s guest is – ME! 😀 In January 2018, James Blatch interviewed me on The Self Publishing Show Podcast (then called Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula Podcast) about time management for writers. I’ve been teaching a class called Going the Distance for over a decade, helping other writers plan their time so they…

069E – Play, Work, and Healing

Episode 069E Play Work and Healing

I’ve been reminded these last couple of weeks of the importance in my life of play – and how incredibly underestimated its value has become in my life over the last seven or eight years. I’ve been talking about the importance of the words we use – out loud and inside our heads, and how…