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Category: The Writer’s Life

Are We Undermining Our Own Writing Success?

I find that often when I work on habits in one area, other areas also improve. When I zoom in on waste in one area, I become aware of it in others.

Want Success? Embrace the GRIND

What do you want? How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice? These are the questions we must ask not once, but daily. There is no success without the GRIND.

Is Perfectionism Killing Your Success?

Last time I wrote about stress and how it can kill creativity. Many “normal” people (code for “non writers”) see our job as play, as fun. They really don’t grasp what goes into creating the stories they all enjoy and that it is a lot of work. Also, because our field is so subjective, writers …

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Critics & Control Freaks—Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Every level has its insecurities and challenges. When we are new, we feel guilty for writing because we aren’t yet “real” writers and so we are totally selfish jerks for writing because it isn’t as if we are published *rolls eyes*.

Author Despair—What To Do When You Feel Like All Is Lost

We have all heard the saying, The truth shall set you free. But what many people may not realize is the truth doesn’t set us free from others. It sets us free from ourselves. Like our characters, we are often blinded by our own lies and since we aren’t facing the truth and admitting it, …

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