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How to Keep Stress from Destroying Your Creativity

Filed in Boost Creativity by on November 28, 2016 2 Comments • views: 3573
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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7 Ways to Charm Your Creativity Out of the Box

Filed in Boost Creativity by on March 20, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2542
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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How to Balance Routine and Novelty to Boost Writing Productivity

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on November 27, 2017 6 Comments • views: 835
How to Balance Routine and Novelty to Boost Writing Productivity

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to change the furniture around in my room. I’d take an hour or so, close the door, and proceed to change my little world. The bed against the opposite wall, the dresser over there instead, this picture down, another picture up, the […]

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How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

Filed in Boost Creativity by on December 4, 2017 4 Comments • views: 669
How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

I think of myself as a pretty “mindful” person. I’ve studied mindfulness for years as a part of my health writing, and I make it a point to try to be present in my life. I practice focusing in on what I’m doing, and have gotten pretty good at overcoming the child mind’s desire to […]

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