Start Here

“Hey, Ollin. I’m a busy person. I don’t have the time to go through all your archives to find your best posts. Can’t you just get me started with your best stuff?”

You got it:

Just Get Me Started On Writing 

Many readers want to know how to start writing, how to be more disciplined about writing, and many more want to know how to fit writing into their busy schedules. Here are 10 of my best posts that cover these kinds of topics. They’re a GREAT place to start for new readers of the C2C who want to get started with writing, or who just want to get started with any passion for that matter.

How to Get Off Your Lazy Butt and Start Writing Already

10 Tricks To Motivate Yourself To Write–Right Now

The 4 Essential Elements of A Writing Schedule That Works For You

The Secret To Staying Loyal to Your Writing Schedule

10 Ways to Stay On The Writer’s Fast Track Once You’re On It

How to Start Your Best Writing Day Ever

How to Finish Your Best Writing Day Ever

How to Survive Your Worst Writing Day Ever

How to Stop Yourself From Ditching Your Novel At The Very Last Minute

How to Cure Writer’s Block and Never Stop Being Productive–Ever

Just Get Me Started On Life

Life can often get in the way of you pursuing your passion, so here are 10 posts that’ll help you get started on balancing all those other parts of your life while you pursue that passion.

Dealing With Your Emotions As You Write

Writers & Their Mended Hearts

The Key to Finding Peace When You Sit Down to Write

The Story of How An Unfit Man, Allergic To Any Kind of Physical Activity, Fell In Love With Running And Became A Better Writer In The Process


Giving Up The Most

Why Every Writer Needs Support

How to K.O. Your Writing Doubts

3 Paradigm Shifts To Help Make Your Writing Meaningful

What To Do When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

Just Get Me Started On Blogging

I get a lot of questions about blogging from readers. So, here are my 10 best posts on blogging. If you’re a brand new blogger, I would highly recommend reading them so you could save yourself a whole lot of time and avoid the common mistakes beginning bloggers tend to make.

Start Here First: 75 Ways To Become A Top Ten Blogger (51-75)

Then Go Here: 75 Ways To Become A Top Ten Blogger (26-50)

Then End Here: 75 Ways To Become A Top Ten Blogger (1-25)

Also: Why Answering This One Simple Question Will Get Your Blog Read By More People

The Secret To How I Got 500+ Blog Subscribers

The Art of Turning A Negative Comment Into A Positive

4 Great Reasons You Shouldn’t Ditch Your Writing Blog

How To Make Your Author Blog Stand Out Among The Millions

Stop Being An “Aspiring” Writer

Absolutely Everything You Need To Make Your Blog Outstanding

Just Get Me Started On Your Guest Posts On Other Blogs

I’ve gotten several requests over the years to gather all my guest posts in one place, for easy reference. So here are 10 of my best guest posts (on other blogs) that are not currently featured on the C2C. Enjoy.

Why You’re Only 1/4 of A Writer And How To Make You Whole Again

How to Get Guest Posts On Big Name Blogs and Land Dynamite Interviews

The 4-Hour Novel: How to Balance Work, Life, Blogging and Your Passion

The Mystery of Mayhem: How To Find Your Life’s Purpose (When You’ve Mislaid It)

The 10 Essential Grammar Rules–of Life

3 Anti-Tips For Killing Procrastination

Why Idea Scarcity Is A Big Fat Myth

What’s The Use In Writing? A Whole Lot More Than You Think

Be Authentic. Why The World Needs You To Be You

The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Your Writing Fears

Just Get Me Started On Your Best Posts of The Last Two Years

Every year I round up the top posts for the year in a series I like to call “Best Moments of Courage.” Here are those posts:

Best Moments of Courage (2010)

Best Moments of Courage (2011)

Just Get Me Started On Giving Back To The C2C

Over the years, I’ve had readers ask me how they can give back to the C2C. Here’s how you can give back: contribute to C2C’s eBook Fundraiser Campaign!

The fundraiser ends in ONE WEEK (on February 9, 2012) and if just two-thirds of my readers contributed $4 or more to the campaign today that would cover the costs of creating an eBook inspired by Courage 2 Create.

So what are you waiting for? Contribute today by visiting C2C’s eBook Fundraiser page!

Read about the campaign when it was first introduced by going here.

Also read: 10 Great Reasons You Should Contribute to C2C’s eBook Fundraiser.

much love,


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8 comments on “Start Here

  1. Love it!

    I can see a “Just keep me going” and a “Just let me the hell off this crazy thing” series. The latter being a topic not often spoken of – the exit strategy.

    Great work as always, Ollin. (And I am so glad I know how to properly pronounce your name now, thanks!)

  2. Tammy says:

    Ollin, this is such a great resource. I’ve read most of those but love that you’ve put them all in one place for us. Thanks so much.

  3. Jackie Cangro says:

    This post came at the perfect time. I’m new to your blog and now I have a great place to start. Thanks!

  4. Christina Kit. says:

    This is a great post for everyone who wants a quick reference!

    Thanks Ollin:)

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