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A Writerholic’s Many Faces

Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, workaholics (and the sub-group writer-holics) don’t work all the time? In fact the term can describe “any person who is driven to do too much, whether that person works sixty hours a … Continue reading

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Pulling Weeds and Planting Flowers

Writers are good at pulling up weeds, but they sometimes forget to keep going and plant flowers in the dirt. After you pull weeds, don’t forget to plant flowers. Many writers in December and January talked about their goals for … Continue reading

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Getting the Writing Done: Crunch Times

I have several deadlines to meet by the end of this month, including finishing an outlined NaNoWriMo novel. Crunch time! I reviewed my past “crunch time” behaviors, many of which set me back instead of moving me forward. (e.g. I … Continue reading

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Writing Boundaries: Thinking Like a Nine-to-Fiver

Time pressure and interruptions–they’re always with us. Right? To a certain extent, yes. I have several appointments coming up that will take three hours out of several different days and a couple of favors I didn’t have the nerve to … Continue reading

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Rituals: Jump-Start Your Writing

Both writing challenges started today. For the first few exciting days of any challenge or new goal, it’s easier to get started. But sooner or later, something happens. Enthusiasm leaks away. Boredom sets in. Discouragement invites quitting. What do you … Continue reading

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