The Ultimate Guide To Busting Writer's Block

Time for a refresh

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Taking a break These last few months have been jamb packed. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a break! I’ll be taking the rest of December off from blogging and social media. There will be some relaxing, hopefully seeing some family even if only on the computer screen,  some thinking and planning … Read more

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How to Carry Your Writing Momentum Into the New Year

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Don’t stop now Did you NaNoWriMo this year? Did you get your 50,000 words? Yes? No? Does it matter? Well, sure, writing 50,000 words in a month is great. Makes you feel good, doesn’t it? Even if you didn’t make the 50,000 word finish-line, that’s OK. If you wrote at all in November, NaNo or … Read more

I Pitched to an Editor in the Bathroom

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I got tired of playing by someone else’s rules There are certain things that you should just never do. One of them is pitching your novel to an editor while they’re in the bathroom. It should go without saying, but it has to be said, because editors like to tell the stories of manuscripts being … Read more

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How New Sheets Became a Metaphor for Daring to Live The Writing Life

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An unexpected opportunity I bought red sheets the other day. I felt super guilty about it. So guilty I almost returned them. It took several hours before I put them on my bed. And then I stayed up extra late because I dreaded going to sleep. How absurd! Why should I feel guilty about buying … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Busting Writer's Block

When it is time to start something new

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Is there a time to set your current novel aside, leave it unfinished, and move on to the next?  Normally I’d say, “Finish what you start” and,” You never know what you have until you’ve finished.” But there are times when moving on, for the time-being, or forever, … Read more

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How to Know Which Expert is Best for You

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Too Much Noise Creates Chaos When there are so many people shouting for your attention, how do you know which voice to listen to? Growing up, my family used to play a card game called PIT. This game is meant to mimic the stock exchange. Players trade cards of commodities like wheat, oil, and corn. … Read more

Will you love it or leave it?

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Start at the beginning You never start on the last page. My mom had to say that to me all the time growing up.  I loooooved the first day of school: all those new school supplies and textbooks. I’m swooning just thinking about it! Anyways. I’d get home with my exciting new textbooks, turn to … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Busting Writer's Block

The Ultimate Guide to Busting The Block

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The Floor is Lava I don’t know that I actually ever played The Floor is Lava. Like a lot of kids, I did have a thing about quicksand. Every family vacation I was pretty sure I was going to encounter quicksand, and I was ready. I don’t know what we watched that convinced me there was … Read more

Finding Your Path

How to Walk Your Writing Path with Confidence

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When You Can’t Do All The Things Do you ever feel like you’re not doing enough? You’re not a proud workaholic and most days you barely have enough energy to get through your day and write a few pages, never mind hustling to grow your social media following and sell your books in all the … Read more

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How To Write For Comfort During A Pandemic

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Survival mode makes it difficult for us to focus on writing. Writing during a pandemic, is difficult. Living in survival mode for any length of time, changes the way society thinks. We stop looking to the future, we end up focussing on getting through, one day at a time. I was fortunate enough to live … Read more