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8 Addictive Habits of Happy Writers

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Good morning, my darling! Long time no see. I uh…got a little busy there for a few weeks. Had to dust a few cobwebs off the corners of the blog, but I’m so happy to be back! And with a brand new logo, I might add. Turns out I’ve picked up a new project as […]

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The Ups and Downs of Week 2 – NaNoWriMo Q&A and Top Resources

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I gotta be honest with you, writing this blog post took a lot of push on my part. I have no interest to type another word. I would rather be napping or resting my tired fingers. Writing my current work in progress is pretty much taking up all of my brain power as of late. […]

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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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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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Here’s How Your Inner Child Can Improve Your Writing

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I am the most childish/mature person you’ve ever met. That’s an oxymoron, but I’ll explain. I had a very short childhood. A great one, but a short one. While my parents tried to give me everything in the world to make growing up the best it could be, things happened to me out of their […]

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The Top 5 Ways Writers Can Use Pinterest

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We went over Twitter Tips for Writers but I am here to tell you that Pinterest is just as great of a resource. In fact, it is the perfect place for your writer brand to thrive. A study by Ahology has shown 83 percent of active users prefer to follow a brand than a notable celebrity. That […]

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Why the World Needs Your Novel

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Hey there, Happy Monday! Here’s some #MondayMotivation for your coffee cup! We already talked about How to Conquer Self-Doubt a few weeks back, but do you ever have days where you feel like your content is horrible? Every word that drips from your fingers isn’t the best. You’re tired of your story and your characters and […]

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Three Easy Steps to Conquer Your Self-Doubt

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Think of “doubt” as an actual being. He is a bulbous green monster covered in disgusting potent goo. He lurks up behind you as you type blissfully away at your work-in-progress, but he doesn’t swarm you all at once. He’s a practiced veteran at breaking down the creative mind, so he begins slowly. With precision, […]

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