Chaos is part of being a writer. Chaos is the force that drives innovation, so we need to embrace it and let instinct guide our creative efforts. Leigh Shulman created a four-step plan for harnessing chaos productively.
Leigh Shulman helps writers build productive writing lives by taming the chaos around them. Her writing courses and free resources encapsulate everything she has learned and taught over the past twenty years to help writers create writing plans and then make them happen in real life.
Her blog will nudge you to get out of your comfort zone and take the first steps toward your ideal writing life.
From the about page
For years, I tried to write but never finished anything. I had endless ideas for books, articles, poems, you name it. I had so many ideas, they overwhelmed me and it was impossible. I never got anything done.
Does this sound familiar?
Then one day, I realized something that changed everything.
Chaos is part of being a writer. Chaos is the force that drives innovation, so we need to embrace it and let instinct guide our creative efforts. The key is knowing when to let the chaos run free and when it’s time to follow a plan. You need a plan with a clear destination, because if you don’t know WHERE you’re going, how can you ever hope to get there?
So I created a four-step plan to organize my own writing life. It worked so well for me, I began to use it with clients. My clients benefitted so much from this process, I decided I had to make this writing plan accessible to anyone who wants it.
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Selected blog posts
- Publishing self-care: Taking care of yourself in a difficult industry
- 12 newsletters that will tell you how to publish
- Should you hide your memoir by writing fiction instead?
- Do the work: The only writing advice you’ll ever need
- The Complete Guide to Improve Your Writing Life Through Journaling
- Why write diverse characters and how to do it well