Who Supports Your Writing Dreams?

How to Keep Writing When Others Stomp on Your Dreams

Filed in When Writing Is Hard, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on March 6, 2017 7 Comments • views: 1090
How to Keep Writing When Others Stomp on Your Dreams

In a recent Writing and Wellness survey, I asked respondents to share their biggest writing challenges. One answer in particular broke my heart. The writer explained that a bad relationship had left her with the nagging feeling that her writing would never be “good enough.” She had left the relationship behind, but was still haunted […]

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The One Thing Happy Writers Remember to Keep

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on November 7, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1135
The One Thing Happy Writers Remember to Keep

What do writers need almost more than anything else to enjoy a happy, creative, and successful long-term writing career? It’s not instruction from a bestselling author, a top-notch laptop computer, or a winning lottery ticket, though these can all help. Instead, to manage the ups and downs of the writing life and to keep producing […]

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What’s It Really Like to be Part of a Writing Team?

Filed in The Writing Life, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on October 26, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1797
What’s It Really Like to be Part of a Writing Team?

Patty and Roz met through a mutual friend in the mid 1970s. After writing separately for years, they began writing together in the early 1980s. They have five (almost six) books published in “The Val & Kit Mystery Series” (The Disappearance of Mavis Woodstock, The Murder of Susan Reed, Death in Door County, Lethal Property, […]

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Finding People Who See the Real You

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on March 24, 2015 5 Comments • views: 1805
Finding People Who See the Real You

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~Carl G. Jung Are you struggling to take a new path in your life? Is that little voice inside you urging you to try something new, but you have yet to take action? Be careful—you may have all your efforts derailed by one […]

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Are Cell Phones Stopping Us from Reaching Out?

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on October 28, 2014 8 Comments • views: 1377
Are Cell Phones Stopping Us from Reaching Out?

We can communicate with one another in more ways than ever before. But strangely enough, that’s not what seems to be happening. Recent research suggests our obsession with technology is making us more isolated. Despite the fact that we’re more connected, we’re also “more lonely and distant from one another,” according to Massachusetts Institute of […]

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3 Things Writers Can Learn from Chantek, the Orangutan

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on August 5, 2014 4 Comments • views: 2131
3 Things Writers Can Learn from Chantek, the Orangutan

I enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Great fun! But that’s not what inspired this post. It was actually a PBS special entitled, “The Ape Who Went to College.” In case you haven’t seen it, it told the story of Chantek, a baby orangutan raised as a human child on the University of […]

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Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 13, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2812
Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

I’m willing to bet that most every woman has a secret. It’s in a box under the bed, or at the top of the closet, or in the bottom of a drawer. If not a box, it’s in an old manila envelope, worn and ragged at the edges, or a cloth bag tied with ribbon. […]

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Relationships & Energy: Look for a Charge, Not a Drain

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on June 8, 2011 0 Comments • views: 312
Relationships & Energy: Look for a Charge, Not a Drain

I was fortunate enough to talk with three people today who were full of energy and passion for what they do in life. I love talking to people like that, because they charge me up. I feel like a new battery just out of the package and go after my own projects with twice the […]

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Check With Your Inner Voice Before Marriage

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on May 16, 2011 0 Comments • views: 263
Check With Your Inner Voice Before Marriage

Why do people get married? Our current divorce rate of about 50 percent in the United States predicts that one out of every two marriages will end in divorce. So what makes one couple think they can beat the odds? What makes them want to try? Asking yourself these questions before marriage may help increase […]

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When Dating, Listen to Your Inner Voice

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 4, 2011 0 Comments • views: 402
When Dating, Listen to Your Inner Voice

Why do so many of us get into relationships that are bad for us? It all comes down to whether or not we’re listening—to ourselves. If you’re still single and dating, you may wonder how best to tune into that wise person inside. The following tips may help you out. Above all, no matter how […]

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Fighting Families to Find Our Own Voices

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 2, 2011 0 Comments • views: 272
Fighting Families to Find Our Own Voices

“One minute you’re standing strong,” writes Adam Appleson, founder of ZenTactics, “and the next minute a cutting remark or something they do just rips you apart emotionally. “You’re trying your best to break new ground in your life, and all of a sudden someone is saying ‘you can’t do it’ or some other negative remark.” […]

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