The Writer’s Life

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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...

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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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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...

How A Sacred Work Space Will Help You Write Better and Live Better

Where do you write? I write all over the place–in bed, in the living room, at the dinner table, on...

When to Call Yourself A Writer

Do you call yourself a writer? Do you feel comfortable calling yourself a writer? When can you call yourself a...

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5 Basic Focus Hacks for Writers

How do you stay focused as a writer? We’ve all got busy lives. We need to do things like day...

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Indulgent (and Practical) Treats for Hard Working Writers

Treat Yo Self! If you’re a Parks And Recreation fan, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, then...