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5 Snappy Comebacks To Silence Your Inner Critic

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We all have one. Or many. Inner critics are the bane of a creative person’s existence. Imagine how many things you could have already accomplished in your life if you just ignored that nagging voice? If you kept pushing when he told you to stop? Imagine the possibilities. I do. My inner critic can get […]

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SHARING MY SECRETS: BEHIND THE SCENES WRITING TAG

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Hey there, happy Monday! I hope you’re having a great day so far, and an even better week ahead of you! I grabbed this post from one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Rae Oestreich, on her blog The Wallflower. She is most definitely worth checking out! Anyway, I’d like to share some of my writerly secrets with […]

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How To Break Up With Writers Block For Good

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Have you ever had that burning itch to write, but you couldn’t quite bring yourself to do it? There’s a story in your head, a little idea, a tiny spark – but nothing ignites when you pick up your pen. Nothing satisfies. Or maybe you know you have the words on your fingertips, but life is just […]

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The Dirty Truth About National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

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Can you believe we only have 24 days until the first of November? How crazy is that! Time flies. With November brings my favorite writing event of the year: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, where crazies like me attempt at 50,000 words in 30 days. If you can’t tell from my Twitter feed, and […]

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5 Steps To Balance Writing And Marketing Like A Boss

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Let’s face the facts: If you’re an author or writer of any genre, then you are going to be spending quite a bit of time with marketing! You’ve got your brand to build, graphics to make, and blogs to publish. You’ve got to interact on Twitter and reply to comments on your website. Not to […]

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How To Outline Without Getting Overwhelmed (With Resource Links)

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If you’ve read my last post, Why I Quit Pantsing, you know I’ve been doing a lot of research and note taking the last month. I have started my own plotting and planning adventure that (I hope) will nearly guarantee my success at National Novel Writing Month this year. What I’ve found is that outlining an […]

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Why I Quit Pantsing – The Beginning of A Two Month Plotting Adventure

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Welcome to the blog of a chronic pantser, it’s nice to meet you! If you don’t know what a pantser is…here is a little definition that the kind folks of Google let me borrow: A pantser is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they don’t plan out anything, or plan very little.  […]

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The Top 10 Songs On My Writing Playlist (With Videos)

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Hey there! I’d like to share with you my current writing playlist today. This list is constantly changing, as I have a short attention span and need to hear new sounds every few weeks. However, these are some of my favorite songs right now to pump through the headphones while I write. You should know […]

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4 Reasons You Should NEVER, EVER Buy Followers

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What’s up, my lovelies? Let’s talk about buying followers, shall we? Unfortunately this is still a very popular trend in the social media universe, as well as tricksters who unfollow as soon as you follow back or track numbers using Crowdfire. There are so many bad mannered habits out there…but this one might take the […]

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The Truth About Following Back

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Follow backs. Sometimes, this is the driving force behind people clicking your follow button. It’s a shame, really. I’ve found that sometimes following back can be the fastest way to grow your network. Is it the best way? No. Will it retain REAL customers in your target market? HELL NO. It is, however, a nice gesture that may […]

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