Amy Isaman's Blog

Here you'll find posts on living life as a writer and creative. For posts addressing the nuts and bolts of story structure and writing, check out the Writing Resources posts.

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Dr. Brandolyn Thran | LO.VE.: Lift Others. Value Everyone | Non-Fiction Book Coaching Case Study
Dr. Brandolyn Thran is a brilliant woman with a PhD in molecular biology, but despite earning an advanced ...
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How does one become a writer?
I’ve been thinking about this question because as a writing and book coach who works with aspiring or ...
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On Discovering and Embracing Slow Writing, Slow Creativity
A few years ago, my sister sent me a link to a blog on a couple’s “slow travel” ...
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Looking Back, Lowering my Writing Expectations, and Writing More!
You can listen to this post as a podcast episode here. Lower your writing expectations to actually write ...
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How to Listen to a Podcast
Over the past month, I showed my sister how to "queue" up podcast episodes, and I also taught ...
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How long should writing your book take?
We live in an Amazon Prime, Netflix, fast food, "I want it NOW" kinda world. Life moves fast, ...
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Thinking Partners, The Wife of Bath, & Sovereignty
One of my dear friends, who's also a book client & official "thinking partner," just finished walking the ...
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Fixing my Blog
Over this summer, I realized that I miss my blog and writing the, "Huh, here's what I'm thinking ...
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Some Thoughts on Creative Resistance
Ever felt like you wanted to write, you really really did, but it just felt hard? So you did the ...
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Choices Over a Decade: the gifts and regrets
I started reading The Midnight Library this past week. It's a book about regret and choices (and maybe ...
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The Necessity of Space
Usually at the end of the month, I send a "round-up" newsletter to subscribers who only want to ...
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You are Your Best Audience
Let's talk about your audience and WHO you create for. I had a big aha about this a ...
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Why Collaboration Matters and How to Find Collaborators
How are you doin' out there? Me? In all honestly, it's been a little up and down with ...
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Finding Fresh Ideas (when everything’s already been done)
Did you know that when it comes to our artistic work there are no truly new ideas? Really, ...
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Demo Day for your Brain (no sledgehammer required)
Do you watch HGTV? I love the house renovation shows, and they all start with "Demo Day." The ...
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Idea Generation: Getting to Your Best Ideas
How do we come up not only with ideas, but how do we come up with GREAT deas? Original ideas? ...
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Doing the Work
My eyes and my heart have been opened WIDE in so many ways this past week with the ...
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When uselessness is…useful
Years and years ago I wrote a blog post about table runners. I'd been making a bunch for Christmas ...
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