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My very favorite writing books, resources, and tools for writers.


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Thank you for your support and for checking out some of my favorite writing resources that I recommend as a writing coach.)


FLOWN for FOCUS

You can try it free for 30 days but I’ll tell you right now that my $19/mo membership to FLOWN is one of the best investments I’ve made as a writer.

Stay focused for virtual work sprints with support from facilitators trained in skillsets like breathwork, meditation, ADHD counseling, productivity, somatics, and more.

Co-work with interesting people from around the world.

Drop in to the body doubling room 24/7 or join one of the scheduled “Power Hour,” or “Deep Dive” sessions to find company, solidarity, and gentle accountability.

To learn more, you can read a good article about FLOWN on Refinery 29 which helps explain how (and why?) this Zoom based community REALLY WORKS.

I’ve been enjoying some of the recent early morning writing sessions led by Manchester-based novelist Micah Yongo (seen in the video at left.)

But I don’t just go to Micah’s writer-specific meetings. I go to one of this platform’s general work sessions almost every day because of the positive impact on my focus and flow.

I’ve written half-a-dozen projects (and built almost this entire website) with the gentle, consistent support of regular FLOWN online co-working sessions.

If you’d like to build more focus,
try FLOWN free for 30 days.

(Maybe I’ll see you in a “Power Hour.”)


Writing Down the Bones for INSPIRATION

Reading this book by Natalie Goldberg is what made me a writer.

There are lots of books on writing. I’ve read dozens of them. Probably nearly a hundred. Most have a few good morsels to offer. A handful of writing books are really damaging and alienating. Natalie Goldberg’s short paperback remains my favorite.

This classic is about getting you present, free, bold, and honest on the page.

For years, I used to buy every copy of this that I could find in any used bookstore in my home city of San Francisco. I gave it away so many times that I could never manage to keep a copy on my shelves!

Now I’m proud to share it with you as an affiliate partner for Bookshop.org, an ethical online book retailer that directly supports independent brick-and-mortar bookstores.

When you click through a link from my site and buy “Writing Down the Bones” or any other book, a small percentage of your sale will go to me but the site will also donate funds to an independent bookshop that serves a real, live local community.

If you’d like to be a more powerful writer,
READ “WRITING DOWN THE BONES.”

(Don’t want to buy it? Check it out at your nearest library.)


Want more free writing resources?

They’re coming soon…

Writing Coach Megan Cohen looks friendly.

I’m creating a digital library of free on-demand writing resources based on my coaching.

It’s important to me that my best techniques and tactics are available to any writer who wants them.

I know one-on-one coaching isn’t right for everyone.

If it’s not for you, you still deserve the best I can give.

To support writers with different learning styles and access needs, I’m gradually building a small selection of original videos, audio resources, and a BOOK that will all be available here for free.

If you want to hurry that along, join the community supporting this work on my patreon.

You can also join choose “join for free” on my patreon simply to stay up to date on new stuff (like free classes on demand.)

(Not a Patreon person? Stay up to date on all my projects via my e-mail list.)