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7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 13, 2017 31 Comments • views: 1208
7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Congratulations Mel and Celia! You are the winners of Jadie’s giveaway. Watch your email for details and thank you to all who entered! by Jadie Jones When Colleen asked me if I would write a post for her about time management… I laughed at the idea that I—a mom of three small kids, sole operator […]

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20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on October 30, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1698
20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

If you’re making the commitment to get your novel written this November, you can bet that somewhere along the way, you’re going to hit a wall. We’re talking about 30 days of motivating yourself to write perhaps more than you’ve ever written before. The goal is 50,000 words. That’s about 1,666 words a day, and […]

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What Are You Wearing? Why Writers Should Care

Filed in Boost Creativity by on October 23, 2017 4 Comments • views: 840
What Are You Wearing? Why Writers Should Care

Do you dress up for Halloween? If not, do you dress up at any other time? Do you go all out for an awards dinner, for example, dress up to give a presentation, or even dress up like one of your characters to get into his or her head? I spent a few years teaching […]

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5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

Filed in Boost Creativity by on October 9, 2017 7 Comments • views: 1385
5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

Walking is great for writers. I talked about it in a previous post (“What Famous Writers Know About Walking”), and shared some great quotes from famous authors like J. K. Rowling and Charles Dickens. In general, writers love walks not only because they provide an easy and enjoyable way to exercise, but because they encourage […]

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on October 2, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1023
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

My family and I took a trip to Alabama one year to see my younger brother, who was attending military school there at the time. We went out to lunch at a cute little restaurant, and when the waitress asked if we wanted something to drink, I requested, as I often do, both a glass […]

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Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on September 3, 2017 32 Comments • views: 1135
Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Congratulations to Alexandria and J.P.—you are the giveaway winners! Today’s demands on writers and other creative artists are overwhelming. Ever since I started “Writing and Wellness” back in 2014, I’ve heard stories from writers and other creative artists about their number-one difficulty: finding time to write (or create). I understood their struggle, as I’ve experienced […]

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The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on August 28, 2017 18 Comments • views: 1418
The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Most writers, no matter their level of success, want to improve. When you think about your next story, you probably want it to be better than the last. To make that happen, you may hire an editor, take your story to a writing group, or study up on things like plot and character. These are […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on July 10, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2292
5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

When writers think of book clubs, they normally think of them as potential avenues for marketing their own books. Writers want readers, after all, and where better to find them than book clubs? This post isn’t about marketing your book, though. This is about how book clubs can benefit writers in other ways that have […]

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The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management, The Healthy Writer by on March 27, 2017 9 Comments • views: 2852
The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

To write well and write fast, you need two things: energy, and a sharp brain. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall short on both of these. Busy days with long to-do lists can leave you feeling fatigued and dull, like you couldn’t think up a new scene to save your life. If you find yourself feeling […]

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7 Ways to Charm Your Creativity Out of the Box

Filed in Boost Creativity by on March 20, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2437
7 Ways to Charm Your Creativity Out of the Box

You sit down for a blissful hour of writing. You carved out this time and everything worked out perfectly. You’ve got a private place to work, your favorite tea (or other drink) beside you, and your work-in-progress pulled up on your laptop. An hour later, you’ve managed little more than a paragraph. Or maybe you’ve […]

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Are You Motivated by the Right Things for Optimal Creativity?

Filed in Boost Creativity by on February 6, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1743
Are You Motivated by the Right Things for Optimal Creativity?

What motivates a person to want to climb Mount Everest? The task is difficult, near brutal, and several people have died doing it. I wondered why someone would spend all the money and time it takes to risk it, so I did some research on it. Turns out that motivation differs from person to person. […]

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How to Keep Stress from Destroying Your Creativity

Filed in Boost Creativity by on November 28, 2016 2 Comments • views: 2990
How to Keep Stress from Destroying Your Creativity

Deadlines. Marketing. Sales. Reviews. Social media. There’s no shortage of stress in a writer’s life. In addition to all we have to keep up with, there’s the inevitable emotional roller coaster. Agent signs with you. Up! Publishers don’t bite. Down. Publisher signs. Up! Bad reviews. Down. Good reviews. Up! Writer’s block on your next story. […]

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