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Lessons for writers from Wimbledon

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Lessons for writers from Wimbledon Today I watched the greatest example of self-sabotage. It was frustrating because I knew it was coming. It was inevitable but I wish I had been proven wrong. I’m talking about Nick Kyrgios playing in the Gentlemen’s Final of Wimbledon. As I’m writing this, I am aware that he has … Read more

Is this book the one?

Is this book the one?

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Is this book the one? – Show Notes Introduction Is this book the one? The one that gets you the book deal? The one that gets you the bigger advance? The one that makes record sales? It might be! It could be, if you ever get it finished. You want big things for your work … Read more

Every Writing Session Starts Here

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Every writing session starts here – Show Notes Introduction Sitting down to write is a lot like preparing for a trip. Even the most spontaneous of trips takes a bit of planning, assessing, knowing where you are right now, and what resources you have at your disposal. Facing that blank page is the same as … Read more

Brains Need Brawn

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Please welcome guest blogger, writer extraordinaire, fitness and writing coach, Sandra Wickham! Sandra is here to talk about why taking care of our physical health helps us write more (and dare I say better? I dare say it!) Take it away Sandra! A lot of writing advice includes getting some movement into your day but … Read more

the best time to write

When is the best time to write?

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When is the best time to write?  The ideal morning routine I can’t help but wonder how much time people think we have in the morning. And by people, I mean all the health and productivity experts.  While I can get on board with the general theory that it is often better to get things … Read more

Remarkable Writing Tool

Which of these four writing tools best meets your needs?

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What tool best meets your writing needs? I was asked recently if I thought writers are good conversationalists. My answer. was that, like most people, it depends on who you’re talking to. For example, I am an extreme introvert so I am incredibly awkward when meeting someone new. But once I get to know you, … Read more

Procrastination isn’t about being lazy

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Procrastination isn’t about being lazy, it is about avoiding an emotion associated with the activity. It is an objection meant to keep us in place. A small illustration. When I know that I am doing something I love, like preparing my upcoming live free webinar, The Secret to Your Writing Success, it feels right. I … Read more

Measuring writing progress

4 Ways to Measure Writing Progress and Growth

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If writing a novel is like training for, and running a marathon, do we have the same ways to measure our progress and growth?  The Marathoner When I was growing up, I could never understand how my dad could get up early every day and go for a run. For the most part he did … Read more