Your Audience Needs You Right Now

Your audience needs you right now. They need your expertise and clarity to lead them through uncertainty. It’s time to begin.

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How To Birth A Book

Some days writing is like the sweet kiss of spring. Some days it’s a quiet room and a cup of hot coffee. Some days, many days, it’s a brawl. And the brawl comes hardest on the day the work will cease to belong to you. On days like this, like today, when I am about…

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There’s A Flaw In My Writing

Virginia Woolf once wrote, “There is no denying the wild horse in us. To gallop intemperately; fall on the sand tired out; to feel the earth spin… there is no getting over the fact that this desire seizes us pretty often.” Reading that for the first time, it was like Woolf had reached out across…

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The Year of No

I’m back in the game after nearly a month away, and damn — holidays are such a great opportunity. Obviously you get to rest and have fun and build your energy back up, but you also get the time and mental space to reflect on your life and your work. Holidays give you the distance…

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How I Trick Myself Into Doing Stuff

I have a confession to make. I am very bad at setting goals. Maybe you are one of those bright sparks who diligently comes up with a spiffy plan of everything you’re going to achieve in a month, a quarter, a year. Maybe you have a tight business plan, a carefully honed daily routine and…

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Imposter Syndrome Bites Again

I’ve forgotten everything I know. I literally cannot remember how to do this. Oh my god I can’t do this. I can’t do this. I can’t do this. I can’t do this. Around and around, this echo in my head, until a wall comes up. :: Stop it, Laura. You’ve done this a dozen times.…

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“Do you think you’ll be doing that when you die?”

At 6:10am this morning, I put my feet back on the ground in Lisbon, where I live, after 3 weeks on the road. I went to Copy Chief Live with Kevin Rogers, then to Delray Beach to scheme podcast stuff with my co-host & bestie Rachel, then to Jeff Walker’s LaunchCon event in Phoenix, and finally on…

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Brb, running in the desert

This morning I woke up in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Wild Horse Pass Sheraton Hotel. The name alone is enough to get me excited, and to make it even better, the hotel is set on a huge tract of land with trails, a river and wildlife as far as the eye can see. YOU GUYS…

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Do Introverts Melt Under Stage Lights?

I bounced out of St. Petersburg this morning (the one in Florida, not Russia) after spending the last few days there for my first-ever CopyChief Live. HOT DAMN. Hot on so many levels. Hot AF outside, obvi, but the real heat went down inside the hotel. Todd Herman talked about developing an alter ego to keep…

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I snuck off for a few days…

You know what’s great for writing? Not writing. It’s so easy to get caught up in everything you have to do, word counts you have to hit, deadlines you can’t miss, projects you have to ace… that you can burn right through your creative capacity in a few days without even noticing it. This can…

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