Writing

Are you a Planner or a Pantser? Which is the Right Approach for Writers?

By |2021-06-17T13:00:50+00:00June 17, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Uncategorized, Writing|

This is an age-old difference of opinion in the world of creative writing: To outline before writing or to just start writing and trust the process. Many people say it’s a waste of time to start writing without knowing where you’re going. These folks are Planners who make outlines and bullet point lists. They like to [...]

Do You Write Out Loud?

By |2021-06-17T12:25:01+00:00May 14, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Uncategorized, Writing|

I’m not the type who mutters to herself. There is already so much conversation in my head that I have no need to actually verbalize any of it out loud. And yet, I do work out problems or challenges in my mind before I take action. Do you mutter? Are you one of those people who [...]

Recipe for a business statement: equal parts focus and motivation

By |2021-04-29T20:40:03+00:00April 30, 2021|Categories: Writing|

Statements seem to be in high demand. Vision statements. Mission statements. Purpose statements. Positioning statements. So. Many. Statements. Before writing anything—a statement, a one-pager, a video script, whatever—one of the most important questions to answer is: “Who is the audience?” Who needs this message? Why do they need it? And once they’ve received it, what do [...]

Is It Stealing If……?

By |2021-04-16T12:30:02+00:00April 15, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Everyday Communication, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing|

We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, "buyers are liars." She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to have a two-story front porch, a finished basement, and a separate laundry room in our next house when in fact, the home we’ll end up purchasing will have none of those [...]

My first draft of this article was a mess of Post-It® Notes

By |2020-11-30T17:13:04+00:00November 25, 2020|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Writing|

If you write at work, your first draft need not look anything like the final product. Rather than jumping into a full page or screen, start small. Bit by bit and with surprising speed, you can build strong messages with Post-it® Notes. In many ways, seventh grade was unkind to me. I was puny, bookish, acne-prone, [...]

Stuck? A little alphabet soup will help.

By |2020-06-26T19:18:02+00:00June 29, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication, Storytelling, Visual Communication, Writing|

You have something to say. Well, you’re supposed to have something to say. “They” expect you to have something to say. You sit down to write. Nothing comes. A few words finally trickle out. They’re awful! &#%!@?! You are stuck. And being stuck sucks. Being stuck sets off a cacophony of mental commentary. The harder you [...]

Get unstuck: 10 ways to banish writer’s block

By |2020-01-24T23:19:28+00:00January 24, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Writing|

A note from Beth: I first published this advice on the Spencer Grace website and LinkedIn, way back in May 2015. Though I do sometimes change my tune, this remains one of my loudest anthems. If you're tired of singing the sad song of writer's block, try these 10 ideas instead. You have something to write. A [...]

The good stuff takes time

By |2019-10-18T16:11:48+00:00October 18, 2019|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication, Writing|

Once in a great while, brilliance bursts forth in an instant. An aha! A big idea! A flash of inspiration! These rare moments are a gift. When you get one, thank the universe. Profusely. And then start adjusting your expectations—and your creative process—for next time. Because “the first time’s a charm” is not how the saying [...]

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