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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

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

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

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How to Build Your Ideal Writing Life

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Do you really want to write? Or do you just want to live the writing life? Does it have to be one or the other? Or can they work together to create an ideal writing life? A reading on the staircase In the middle of my home-town independent bookstore is a sweeping staircase up to … Read more

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How to Identify and Mark our Writing Milestones

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My brother recently had a milestone birthday and that got me thinking about writing milestones. Do we have any? And if we do, how do we mark them? Universal writing milestones So let’s talk milestones. Traditionally, we think of milestones as significant birthdays or events in our lives such as graduations, weddings, getting a job, … Read more

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How To Customize Your Approach Your Writing Time

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What is the best way for you to approach your writing time? I had a great opportunity to do a Facebook Live in the Writers Who Want More Energy To Write Facebook group about how we can customize our approach to writing time based on the 4 writing personalities.  If you’ve taken the quiz, Does … Read more

Love Yourself, Love Your Writing

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Love yourself, love your writing. Seems like a bit of a stretch, doesn’t it? Do you have to love yourself in order to love your writing? What does loving yourself even mean? And how on earth is it related to loving your writing? Do you remember Stuart Smalley? Al Franken’s Life Coach character on Saturday Night … Read more

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Why you need to create a writing action plan

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Once we know what we want, and why we want it, our next step is to determine how we’re going to get it. We do this by creating a writing action plan. By creating clear, actionable steps, our goals are within our reach. Resolutions, goal setting, planning. They’re all great, useful tools, but unless we … Read more

Planning and Writing Motivation

How to elevate your writing motivation

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When we know why we want what we want, follow-through becomes a priority. We elevate our writing motivation. Resolutions, goal setting, planning. They’re all great, useful tools, but unless we follow through, unless we stick to our resolution, act on our goals, and truly do.what we put in our planner or what we plan to … Read more