Jennifer Blanchard

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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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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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 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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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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5 Simple Steps to Setting SMART Writing Goals

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Every year writers set writing goals and every year, many of those same writers give up on their goals before they achieve them. This isn’t because these writers don’t have the ability to reach their goals. It’s because they’re goals are not SMART. The acronym S.M.A.R.T. is used in the project management industry as a […]

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