Creativity on Demand: Write in the Zone

Is your book still sitting in the computer, instead of thriving on Amazon or in a bookstore?

Creativity on Demand shows how even a naturally lazy, anxious person like myself learned to write in the Zone, on demand, even on a deadline. That skill—and it was a learned skill—changed everything. It helped me make my living as a freelance writer for 40 years without getting crazy. I just had to remember to take a deep breath, call on that transcendent spark, and be very grateful.

The Zone is that luscious place of focused, spontaneous, and relaxed concentration in which we feel imaginative, clear, energized, creative, and hugely productive. Words pour out of us. Thoughts and ideas bubble forth from somewhere within that we can’t clearly define.

This book is about developing and nurturing your unique relationship with the Zone, and your particular way of using it. It includes:

• How to tap into your natural creativity and create your personal Zone—and how to get it back when you lose it
• 3 Secret Strategies for finishing your book
• How to recognize Zone-Blockers like distractions, The Grey Fuzz, and Dark Fears—and how to bust them
• Practical tricks like using the organized, left brain to get your creative, right brain into gear

The Zone is not for special people, or radically talented people, or even good people. It’s for all of us. It is our birthright, if we take a little time to master accessing it. All we need is a little self- knowledge, some gentle discipline, and some of the many tricks in this book.

I believe that each of us has something to give the world, something that comes from deep within us. When we don’t express ourselves with that art, we suffer. When we bring what we love into the world and share it with others, we are living as our highest selves.

That experience is available to anyone who reaches out for it.

About Carol

Being in the Zone, in that sparkling state of focused flow, makes both our writing and our lives better.

I have made my living as a freelance writer for 40 years as an investigative reporter, marketing copywriter, acquisitions and developmental editor, ghostwriter of 30 books including 2 bestsellers, and author of The Soul of Selling, Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption, Creativity on Demand: Write in the Zone, and Sell Yourself Without Feeling Pushy, Creepy, or WEIRD!

For me, there has been no more valuable skill than knowing how to call forth the Zone and write from that place at will. Mastering the Zone has made me a happy, productive writer and allowed me to support myself doing what I love.

Everybody can find easy, natural ways to write. I believe that the more of us who are out there writing in the Zone, and the more that people become interested in writing in the Zone, and the better we all write. My hope is that this site and my blog, WRITE IN THE ZONE, become a hub for Zone-y writers.

I have another site that reflects my experience with selling in a way that guarantees top results, serves people, and feeds your soul. Please check it out at

I live in San Francisco across the street from the ocean with Frankie and Flynnie, two of the biggest, smoochiest orange tabby kitties west of the Mississippi. I feel blessed to have traveled the world and studied meditation and the Vedanta since 1980.

Last year, I published my first novel, Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption. Life changed at that point. Some struggle lifted. I felt a deeper, stronger flow of grace and appreciation. All my life, I had wanted to write a novel—and then I did. That’s an experience I want for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book.

Thanks for stopping by. Be well, write on, and keep flowing in the Zone!