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Perfectionist Writers

Does perfectionism keep you from getting started on your writing? Does trying to write your best create pressure for you? If you, you’ll be encouraged something in Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David … Continue reading

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First, You Gotta Write!

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, one of my goals for the sabbatical was to regain my love of writing. It had become such a chore, and I wasn’t sure why. I hoped it was because I had contracted for … Continue reading

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Lies in Disguise: Changing Your Beliefs to Destroy Writer’s Block

“But I don’t want to fail again.” I’ve said it to myself often enough. Students over the years have said that to me countless times. That fear of failure often happens when it is time to set goals or start … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: Lower Your Standards to Write Better

Do you have the dreaded cognophobia? It’s a Latin term that translates literally as “fear of thinking,” or fear of facing your own thoughts. You may experience it as writer’s block. “A writer must feel comfortable expressing herself in words, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: Lost in NaNo Land

Writer’s block is “the pitiable instance of long incubation producing no chick.” ~~George Eliot Before NaNoWriMo started, I took lots of time to think about my novel idea, do character sketches and backgrounds and goals and motives, read about scene … Continue reading

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