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How to reduce the risks we take as writers

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Is it necessary to take risks in order to write? Is there a way to reduce the risks we take as writers? Taking a risk As a University student, I fell in love with the history of Northern Ireland. It became an obsession. I thought if I travelled there for a vacation, do as much … Read more

Checking In

We’ve been pursuing our writing goals, our writing dreams, for three months now, and it’s time for a check-in. What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of January? How close are you to achieving them? What is working for you? What are you struggling with? Until now, we’ve been looking at things … Read more

We’re Not Worthy

For the last couple of months I’ve been blogging about setting goals and making choices and making changes to achieve those goals. I’ve blogged about embracing our fears, and putting ourselves and our writing first. Last week I talked about ways to make our deadlines matter so we wouldn’t disappoint ourselves. One of the ways … Read more

The Struggle Is Real

I was going to have a completely different post this week, a continuation of the theme of change or about embracing our fears. I may post that next week. I needed to change my post. If this is a journey we’re doing together, then I need to be honest with you. So here goes: I’ve … Read more

The Horse and the Carrot – A story of perseverance

by Ryan McFadden So I had a book come out. That was October, and now it’s January, and I’ve yet to hit the NYT best seller list, or the Macleans best seller list, or even the London Free Press best seller list, or any list at all. In fact, from my perspective, it feels more … Read more