The Writer

Ways to level up

I see you, fellow writer: You’re creative, talented, and ambitious. You take your writing seriously, and you strive to level up. You’ve written many things you’re proud of, but you have not spun your magnum opus. It’s in you, but sometimes you worry that you don’t yet have the chops to let it out.

So let’s build them.

It’s time to push your craft and career to new heights – to reach for your artistic dreams and rise to meet or surpass them. You are ready to art harder than you’ve ever arted before.


Good question. Start here.

Give in to the fire

You’re a writer. Ideas ignite in you like sparks. They fly from the flame of your ambition. You’ve been feeding and protecting your creative fire, but you haven’t allowed it to burn full and bright.

It’s time to fan the flames and let that fire blaze. Stop containing and confining this thing that is so important to you. Light it up. Let it roar.

What if this were the day, the week, the month, the year that you let your burning ambitions take over?

Live inside your work

Now that you’ve committed to following your drive, you must put in the time – not only toward writing more words but also toward living inside the world you’re creating. Commit to mulling. Commit to daydreaming. Commit to letting your ideas simmer and regularly

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