Announcing the Shadow Archetypes Course! (+Giveaway)

Get ready, because I’ve got something exciting to share with you! This winter, I’ve been working on a new resource for all of you. I’ve been diving once again into the world of archetypes, exploring the psychology of shadows, and studying character transformations—all of my favorite things! And now, I’m thrilled to announce the launch […]

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2023

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2024! For me, 2023 was an incredibly productive year. What makes me most pleased and proud is that I feel I was able to return to a high level of productivity in a way that honored everything I’ve learned from the severe burnout I experienced in previous years. Above […]

Merry Christmas, Wordplayers!

Dear Wordplayers, Merry Christmas! I love Christmas. It has always been far and away my favorite holiday. For me, it has always been the holiday of gratitude, even more than Thanksgiving. Surrounded by loved ones, nurtured by traditions, and sandwiched between the glories and disappointments of the year that is past and the hopes and […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Wordplayers!

Hey, Wordplayers! This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the U.S. It’s also the last day of the month-long writing retreat I gave myself in the beautiful Berkshires. I am sharing the holiday with my youngest brother, then the following day I’m flying back home (wish me luck with the holiday traffic!). This is just a note […]

Announcing Archetypal Character Guided Meditations! (+Giveaway)

All this summer, I have been working hard on a secret project that combines two of my favorite things: archetypes and guided meditation. Today, I’m thrilled to announce I am releasing six Archetypal Character Guided Meditations! Based on the six transformational character arcs that I shared in my book Writing Archetypal Character Arcs, these meditations […]

Top 10 Writing Posts of 2022

We made it! Welcome to the end of 2022! After the many notably momentous years that preceded it, 2022 was for me a “sleeper” year—both in the sense that it was much quieter and less externally eventful, but also in that it still ended up surprising me with the deep changes and transformations it has […]

Merry Christmas, Wordplayers!

Dear Wordplayers! This week, I am wishing you a merry Christmas and a beautiful holiday season. My hope is that as you look back on this year, you find it rich in blessings, memories, good surprises, growth opportunities, and wonderful stories of every kind. As always, this time of year is a retrospective for me. […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Wordplayers!

This week, in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. I find I have much to be thankful for this year. I’m thankful for the work I’m able to do, for all of you who read this site and my books, for your support and encouragement and confirmation in so many ways. I say this every year, […]

Check Out the NaNoWriMo Writing Bundle

This month, I’m participating with Humble Bundle in a special book promotion themed around National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). Here’s how it works. I’m offering my five most popular writing guides (listed below) in a bundle that also includes nine books from other authors. You can choose from three different bundle sizes, each including […]

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What Do You Want Me to Write About?

Hey, everybody! I can’t believe we’re almost into the final quarter of 2022. As I’m starting to think about what I want to share on the blog next year, I thought I’d take the opportunity to ask you—since many of my best post ideas come from questions here in the Wordplayer community. So… What would […]