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Learned Optimism

Are you a pessimist? You might be surprised. Choosing to be an optimist, according to author Randy Ingermanson, can change your writing life. Read his article below, reprinted with permission. It’s long–but worth it! (By the way, I whole-heartedly endorse this … Continue reading

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Running on Adrenaline

Writing requires energy. Life requires energy! What fuel are you running on? Many people these days are frantically running from place to place, working too many hours, volunteering for too many projects, working nights and weekends (partly) because of a … Continue reading

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Calming the Writer’s Soul

I sat down to write four times this morning, but my mind simply wouldn’t stop jumping the tracks. One second I’d be thinking, “This backstory paragraph slows down the opening and should be moved.” The next minute, with a catch in … Continue reading

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Inner Critics = Time Wasters

Writers are opinionated people. Our brains never seem to stop. We criticize because we “know” how things and people should be. This “critical editor component” of our personality is absolutely invaluable to the editing and revision process. If you can’t … Continue reading

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Calling All Introverts!

I laughed out loud when I read the quote below–mostly because it describes me so well. How about you? “You have your day scheduled out, given over to the expectations of others. You brace yourself for what’s ahead. Then you … Continue reading

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