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7 Ways to Overcome Destructive Self-Criticism

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on March 21, 2016 4 Comments • views: 2888
7 Ways to Overcome Destructive Self-Criticism

Another rejection. I guess my writing is just not good enough. My book’s not selling. Why did I think I had talent? Why did I say that in my interview? I sounded so stupid! You’ve heard it before. You should be kind to yourself. Encourage yourself. Refrain from too much self-criticism. But it’s not just […]

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How to Survive the Emotional Turbulence of the Writing Life

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on April 17, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1020
How to Survive the Emotional Turbulence of the Writing Life

In a recent Writing and Wellness survey, I asked readers to share with me some of their biggest struggles when it comes to managing the writing life. One of the answers I received from several participants was that they needed help managing the “emotional roller-coaster.” More specifically, they didn’t want to feel so “emotionally tossed […]

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How to Use Your First 2 Morning Hours to Boost Productivity

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on April 24, 2017 10 Comments • views: 470
How to Use Your First 2 Morning Hours to Boost Productivity

Most writers spend only about an hour or two a day actually writing. But how the day begins can have a big effect on that one-to-two hours. Take the other day, for instance. I was knee deep in my usual morning routine when I got an email from a panicked friend. She had an important […]

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Does Writing Make You Happy?

Filed in The Writing Life by on April 26, 2017 0 Comments • views: 199
Does Writing Make You Happy?

Don’t get me wrong, being an author has many challenges, whether the writer chooses to pursue traditional publishing or goes the indie route. Still, words make me happy. I’ve been a reader since I was very young. In fact, one of my earliest memories is of waking in the night at age five. Because my […]

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