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How to Stop Writing Critiques from Destroying Your Creative Spirit

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on November 11, 2014 2 Comments • views: 919
How to Stop Writing Critiques from Destroying Your Creative Spirit

I’ve received a lot of writing critiques over the years. I’ve come to believe that critiques are both a writer’s blessing and a curse. After so many, I think I’ve figured out how to sort through them in a way that makes them mostly beneficial, most of the time. But I say this with caution, […]

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Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Filed in Boost Creativity, When Writing Is Hard by on March 10, 2015 10 Comments • views: 1730
Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Do you feel blocked lately, sapped of ideas, or like your project has stalled? When you sit down to work, do you sigh deeply and resort to eating chocolates until your writing time is over? In other words, has it been awhile since the muse graced your doorstep? If so, it’s time to woo her […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 7, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1335
Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Gosh, these last two years have held so many physical and mental challenges for me that have really messed with my writing ability. I used to sit down at a computer and complete ten, fifteen pages a day with no problems. I knew exactly where I wanted to go with the story, I knew exactly […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: April Moore

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 11, 2015 4 Comments • views: 2245
Featured Writer on Wellness: April Moore

If only writing burned calories. It sure would be nice to look in the mirror and say, “Wow, look at these abs . . . those daily writing sessions are really paying off!” *Sigh* Like a lot of writers and artists, my biggest physical problem is sitting on my butt all day. Even though I […]

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How a Writer Can Save Her Sanity Even in the Worst of Times

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on November 16, 2015 8 Comments • views: 1868
How a Writer Can Save Her Sanity Even in the Worst of Times

Rejection. Ack! Poor review. Help! Lackluster sales. Eek! Writer’s block. Ugh! What’s the cure for all these writer afflictions? Appropos for this time of year: Gratitude. Practicing an attitude of gratitude can save a writer on many occasions. Ready to throw in the towel or tear your hair out? Take a minute to find something […]

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10 Ways to Banish the Writing Blahs

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on January 25, 2016 2 Comments • views: 2637
10 Ways to Banish the Writing Blahs

You’ve probably heard of “seasonal affective disorder” or SAD, that form of depression that can take over in the winter months. But what about the “writing blahs?” Symptoms of SAD can include lack of energy, a low mood, social withdrawal, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Sometimes winter weather can be a factor in the “writing blahs,” […]

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7 Ways to Make a Bad Writing Day Good

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on September 12, 2016 4 Comments • views: 1817
7 Ways to Make a Bad Writing Day Good

You know how it goes. You sit down, ready to work. You’ve silenced your cell phone, closed the door, and set yourself up for 30 minutes of uninterrupted writing. You open your laptop ready to make another sizable dent in your project. After all, you’ve done everything right. You’ve set aside the time, you’ve gotten […]

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