Do You Recognize the Top 7 Excuses Writers Make?

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Writers make all kinds of excuses for why they never get any writing done. But there are some excuses writers make more often than others. You most likely don’t even realize that you’re making these excuses either, because these excuses are often disguised as “good reasons” why you can’t write. You tell yourself that this […]

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5 Strategies to Un-stick Your Stuck Words

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Some deny that writer’s block even exists, but it’s difficult to deny that lack of inspiration exists. What does a writer do when her words cease to flow? When—sometimes mid-sentence—the fingers stop typing or the pen stops scrawling, and the ink figuratively runs dry? Here are five strategies to help you un-stick your stuck words: […]

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The 3 Notebooks Every Writer Should Keep

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As a writer, you probably find yourself jotting random things down throughout the day. A story idea here, a random line there. A great way to build momentum for your creativity is to keep three notebooks: a Morning Pages journal, a Writer’s Notebook and a pocket notebook. A Morning Pages Journal Created by writing and […]

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The #1 Way to Get Inspired to Write

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Inspiration is all around us, but sometimes it’s difficult to get fired up to begin a writing session. What’s the number one way to get inspired in record time? Make a music soundtrack. If you’re working on a creative project (novel, short story, narrative non-fiction), you can help set the mood by playing a soundtrack […]

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9 Energizing Snacks That Will Keep You Writing

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If you’re like most writers, you tend to eat while you’re writing. For me, the two go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, the foods writers typically snack on won’t help them sustain their energy. And if you have a long writing session planned, that could wreck havoc on it. How many times have you sat down to write, […]

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How to Create a Simple Outline for Your Writing

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Planners vs. Pantsers. You’re one or the other. Remember back in school when your teacher made you plan your stories and essays before you were allowed to write them? That’s because taking the extra time to plan actually saves time in the long run. Why You Need an Outline Outlines can help you: Define your […]

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How To Garner Writing Ideas From Your Daily Life

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Many writers say they never have ideas or just don’t know what to write about. And not having any ideas keeps them “blocked” and not writing. There are writing ideas all around you. You just have to pay attention enough to catch them. Then you need to find a process for capturing these ideas. Writing […]

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How to Create a Writing Space on a Budget

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All you really need to write is a pen and some paper. Right? That may be true, but having a dedicated writing space can make writing easier and help you make the most of your time. Whether or not you have a home office, you can use whatever space you do have to set up […]

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The Truth About Finding Time To Write

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Writers are always complaining they don’t have enough time to write.  In fact, that’s the main complaint writers have and one of their biggest barriers to getting writing done, as well. Finding time to write when you’re already busy as hell may seem like a huge challenge. It may even feel impossible at times. But […]

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Jump-Start Your Writing Productivity in 3 Easy Steps

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Ever notice how we tend to start dieting on Mondays? When we want to form a new habit, we try to give ourselves a boost by starting afresh. The same thing goes for your writing; if you want to increase your productivity, you can give yourself a jump-start by following these three easy steps: 1. […]

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