The Writer’s Life

answering the call of being a writer

Are You Really, Truly Meant to Be A Writer?

I’m certain every writer I know has questioned, at least once in their writing life “Why am I doing this?”...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Writers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey (1989) is a cornerstone self-help book. While it was embraced...

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How to Use Self-Doubt to Your Advantage

Self-Doubt. Every writer has it. New writers fear their writing skills aren’t good enough. They fear they have no idea...

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

Are You Writing The Wrong Thing? Life and Focus for Writers

We hear it all the time: “There has never been a better time to be a writer.” The digital world...

10 Ways a Positive Attitude Makes for a More Productive Writer

We don’t need another study to tell us that in traditional workplaces, happy workers are more productive, more creative, more...

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The Only Writing Goal You Need to Set This Year

Happy New Year, Writers! I love New Year. All of those plans and goals and the untapped potential of that...

A Writer’s Reflections: Focus On Lessons Learned Not Tasks Complete

A Writer’s Reflections: Focus On Lessons Learned Not Tasks Complete

The end and start of a year is a natural time to start taking stock, to look back to the...

10 Super Cool Gift Ideas For Writers

We writers are a special bunch, so why not show the writer in your life (and that includes yourself) how...

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Top 10 Health and Wellness Tips for Nanowrimo Writers

Just signed up for Nanowrimo? You must be getting excited right about now. The month ahead is going to be...

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10 Things to Expect During Nanowrimo (The Good, The Bad and The Crazy)

It’s almost the end of October. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? It’s been happening for a month...

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Is It Time to Quit Writing?

Write, write, write. Don’t stop! Ever. Keep writing. Keep that butt in the chair, keep those words coming, that story...