Inspiration

Toxic Language and How It Hinders Your Writing

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There is an icky, creepy bug that may be surrounding your daily life, seeping into everything you do. Without you even realizing it. That bug is toxic language. And once it gets a hold of you, it slowly begins to destroy, attacking your confidence, your outlook and your writing. What Is Toxic Language? Toxic language […]

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You Don’t Have To Be A Best-Selling Author To Make Writing A Priority

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Lemme ask you a question. And be honest. Is writing a priority for you? Do you make time for writing? Is it important to you? (I guess I really had three questions.) Writing is one of those things–you’re either committed to it or you’re not. But if you’re not and you don’t know why, now’s […]

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The Power of Morning Pages

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What if there was an activity you could do in less than 15 minutes a day that would keep you unblocked with ideas flowing? Would you do it? Morning Pages are a creative unblocking tool created by writing and creativity coach, Julia Cameron. And if you do them consistently, you’re guaranteed to see some fantastic […]

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Write Anywhere: 21 Different Places to Get Inspired

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Who says you always need to write in the same place? I asked my followers on Twitter to share the places they most love to write. Here’s what some of them said: Sprawled on my bed, the floor, or outside in a chair. Always with a laptop. Desks are just not for me ~@thefourpartland The […]

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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 #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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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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Say Goodbye to Your Worst Writing Habits of 2010

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Every writer has his or her own worst writing habit. You know, that little pet peeve you can’t seem to get rid of? While there may be other poor habits in the mix, it’s that particular one that’s holding you back from really getting stuff done. As we say goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011, […]

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