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Dealing with your Type-C Creative Mind

For all storytellers—novelists, screenwriters, journalists, nonfiction writers, and children’s book writers.


Based on the response I’ve been receiving from my interviews on FILM COURAGE (Take a look!), I started coaching one-on-one with three motivated storytellers about managing their creative minds. One of them is already a Story Merchant representation client, one an apprentice screenwriter, and one a complete stranger who’d seen one of my online interviews with Film Courage.

  • One wants to learn how she can avoid the creative blues and stay motivated during these troubling times.

  • One wants to know more about dealing with his creative process, to make himself more productive and less frustrated.

  • The third wants to know how she could balance her writing time with her busy mom and work-for-money schedule—and what her odds of succeeding were.

But the first words I heard from all three of them was, “Thank you for doing this,” which made me realize how much I missed my years in the classroom at Occidental College, UCLA, or the NYC Yale Club, when I could interact directly with students’ concerns and challenges—in courses like “Dealing with Rejection,” “Keeping Your Spirits Up,” “How to Deal with the Waiting,” “Finding Time to Write,” and many others.

To anyone who invests in their careers by working with me this way, I say, “Thank YOU for giving yourself the support that you need to accomplish your dreams.”

For novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, here are some issues we deal with:

  • The uses of anxiety.

  • Can a writer be happy?

  • Avoiding negative reinforcement.

  • Slumps.

  • Procrastination.

  • Are you a Type C personality?  What is a Type C?

  • What to do while you’re waiting.

  • How to deal with rejection.

  • Calculating the odds of success.

  • Managing time and work.

  • Steps of the creative process.

  • Attention span and the “right compartment.”

  • Using linkage to avoid re-start energy.

  • The kinds of time.

  • Time to schedule time.

Here’s how it works:

  • You sign up for interactive coaching for this four month 1-on-1 program

  • We send you a brief contract outlining the terms.

  • Once you’re signed, you’ll be contacted to set up our first exploratory session. Here, we can discuss your goals, what you’re working on, and/or your current struggles.

  • We meet for 30-45-minute session (by phone OR video) to understand where you are in your process, what challenges you’re facing, etc.

  • I give you your first assignment.

  • Once you deliver your first assignment, we schedule a 15-minute coaching session, in which you get your next assignment.

  • For the four months, we meet for as many 15-minute sessions you need to achieve your goals, setting a new meeting each time you achieve your goal!

If you’re wrestling with any of the above, or anything else to do with your writing, and you feel you could use some expert guidance, this four-month one-on-one Master Coaching service may be perfect for you.

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