Friday, March 21, 2008

Theme: How do you start?

We're all busy, we are all pulled in different directions by our family, our work, our writing... I don't know about you, but I find it very hard to get started when I sit down to write.

What's your trick to starting?

This week, I wanted to introduce you to someone.

Suzanne Lieurance is The Working Writer's Coach and she sends out a Morning Nudge each week. She is a former classroom teacher, now a fulltime children’s author, freelance writer, and The Working Writer’s Coach. She teaches children’s writing for the Institute of Children’s Literature based in West Redding, Connecticut, and is the founder and director of the National Writing for Children Center. Lieurance is the author of 20 published books and has written articles for a variety of magazines, newsletters, and ezines like Family-Fun, Kansas City Weddings, Instructor Magazine, New Moon for Girls, Children’s Writer, and many others. She hosts a talk show about children’s books, called Book Bites for Kids, every weekday afternoon on

Her March 19th Nudge really struck home with me and she's given me permission to post that Nudge below:

Are You Afraid to Be Happy?
Wanna know why so many people don't set goals for themselves or write down what it is they want out of life?

It's because they're AFRAID they might actually attain those goals and get what they want.And something so wonderful and new for many people is very, very scary - even though they SAY they want this success.

But don't let fear keep you from claiming what you want.

When you get it, if it turns out NOT to be what you hoped it would be, you aren't stuck with it forever.

You can decide you want something else, and then go after that.

Right now, become fearless. Claim what you THINK you want.

Then go get it.

Keep doing this until you finally get what you truly desire. You'll learn a lot along the way, so your time and efforts won't be wasted.

Try it!

I'd suggest that you head over to Suzanne's web site and get nudged! It is a great way to get started!!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Heather, thanks for introducing us to The Working Writer's Coach. I've heard of Lieurance of course, but not her Morning Nudge.