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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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Facing Your Creative Fears (Part 2)

(First read Part 1 of “Facing Your Creative Fears.”) 3. Third, if your fears are real, face them squarely and deal with them. Do you really lack sufficient writing skills? If so, enroll in a course. Study writing books on … Continue reading

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Facing Your Creative Fears

“Every tomorrow has two handles,” Henry Ward Beecher once said. “We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” I’ve been thinking about this while hostessing the October and November writing challenges and … Continue reading

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Forget About Age

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”  –Satchel Paige Two writers in the past month mentioned that they were probably too old to start writing. One had waited till her last child had graduated. … Continue reading

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The Pain of Overload

As I mentioned last time, writers need margin in their lives in order to write. However, margin has disappeared for many people. Frazzled mothers, office workers, retired grandparents, and other writers struggle to find both time and energy to write. … Continue reading

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