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How To Be the Cosmic Writer-Creator You Are

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments • views: 400
How To Be the Cosmic Writer-Creator You Are

by Ulrike Selleck Have you ever considered yourself a cosmic writer-creator? I certainly hadn’t! Most of us think of ourselves as localized identities, beings with ups and downs. Lack of inspiration. Fatigue or burn out. Low energy, or even depression. Writer’s block. Self doubt. Perfectionism. Insecurity, and lack of self-confidence. Fear of failure. The list […]

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Discover Your True Motivation for Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 15, 2019 0 Comments • views: 549
Discover Your True Motivation for Writing

If you want to build a successful writing career, you must discover what motivates you. What gets you out of bed to write early in the morning, or keeps you going late at night to get that next chapter done? What vision of your future picks you up off the floor after a devastating rejection […]

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How to Cultivate the One Love that Will Never Leave You

Filed in Boost Creativity, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on March 4, 2019 6 Comments • views: 708
How to Cultivate the One Love that Will Never Leave You

“Every single relationship you will ever have in your lifetime is going to end,” writes author Ann Patchett in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. But if you’re lucky—and smart—there’s one that won’t. There’s one relationship that unlike any other, you have complete control over. As long as you don’t give it up, […]

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7 Ways Your Cell Phone Steals from You

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 5, 2018 8 Comments • views: 1283
7 Ways Your Cell Phone Steals from You

You know your cell phone can be a distraction, but a thief? It’s true. Every day, if you’re not careful, your cell phone will steal from you. Here’s how, and what you can do to protect yourself. 1. Cell phones steal your boredom. Research shows that boredom is beneficial when it comes to creativity. In […]

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One Beadwork Artist Discovers How to Put on Her Author Hat

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration, Boost Creativity by on October 24, 2018 0 Comments • views: 965
One Beadwork Artist Discovers How to Put on Her Author Hat

by Virginia Jensen I first became interested in beadwork because I had moved to a new city and was out of a job. I ended up working part time at Michaels craft store demonstrating products and holding classes in craft work. The beading teacher was unable to continue, so I said, “ Well, I can […]

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What You Need to Know About Self-Care to Enjoy Creative Success

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on July 30, 2018 4 Comments • views: 2065
What You Need to Know About Self-Care to Enjoy Creative Success

Self-care is a popular buzzword these days, but are you doing it right? Everybody’s talking about self-care as a way to improve health and well-being. Writers need to be especially conscious about it because the writing life can lead to health issues like back pain, weight gain, burnout, and depression. Unfortunately I’m seeing a lot […]

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4 Ways to Tell If You’re Creatively Fulfilled

Filed in Boost Creativity by on July 23, 2018 2 Comments • views: 1408
4 Ways to Tell If You’re Creatively Fulfilled

We’re writers. We’re all about creativity. So how could it be possible we might feel unfulfilled, creatively? A Writing and Wellness reader who commented on a former post (“5 Things Writers Can Do to Live Longer”) got me thinking about this. Mike was talking about his difficulty with getting enough sleep each night, not only […]

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Stale Writing Sucks—How to Breathe New Life Into Your Stories

Filed in Boost Creativity by on June 18, 2018 2 Comments • views: 1327
Stale Writing Sucks—How to Breathe New Life Into Your Stories

Sometimes a persistent difficulty can push you into taking another giant leap forward in your writing skills—if you approach it the right way. As writers, we often come up against the same weaknesses in our storytelling again and again. With each book completed, we improve on some things, but others continue to hover around the […]

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How to Get the Best Creativity-Boosting Results from Your Writing Retreat

Filed in Boost Creativity by on June 11, 2018 6 Comments • views: 1458
How to Get the Best Creativity-Boosting Results from Your Writing Retreat

Every fall, I take a week to ten days to get away to my own little writing retreat. I have a quiet location I go to that I’m really familiar with. The people know me there, and I can come and go as I please. The area offers just the right combination of small town […]

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How to Get Into the “Zone” and Enjoy More Easy Writing Days

Filed in Boost Creativity by on April 23, 2018 7 Comments • views: 1811
How to Get Into the “Zone” and Enjoy More Easy Writing Days

Have you ever sat down to write, and then 15 or 20 minutes later realized that you hadn’t managed to type a single word? Or maybe you did eke out a sentence or two, but it felt like pulling teeth? This is a common occurrence for writers, and it’s caused by one thing: failing to […]

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Feng Shui Tips to Inspire a Writer’s Creative Flow

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments • views: 1517
Feng Shui Tips to Inspire a Writer’s Creative Flow

by Olivia Jones Inspiration is a fickle beast, as every writer knows well. We do our best to tame it, manage it, and help it flourish, but ultimately it has its own heartbeat and a way of growing or halting to a sudden stop. But among so many things we can do to lift our […]

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How to Recapture Motivation for Your Writing Project

Filed in Boost Creativity by on March 26, 2018 10 Comments • views: 1822
How to Recapture Motivation for Your Writing Project

You’ve been working on your latest writing project for a while now, and your motivation is waning. You still believe in it. You still want to take it all the way through to “the end,” but lately the fire has dimmed in your heart. What’s happened, and how can you get that fire back? What […]

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