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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: 3382
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 13, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1297
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Writing is a very solitary endeavor. It’s easy to feel lost, to doubt yourself, to feel like you’re wasting your time creating something that no one will read, and if they do, won’t like. Add to that how close the kitchen is and before you know it, half—who am I kidding? An entire—bag of Special […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 740
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Cari Lynn Webb

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 9, 2017 2 Comments • views: 807
Featured Writer on Wellness: Cari Lynn Webb

Writing is one of those job you can do at any time, in any place. As I write this blog post, I’m sitting in my car outside my daughter’s school. I arrived early for the 8th grade send-off so I decided to use the time to write. I carry my laptop, a clipboard and pencil […]

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