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Tag: writer’s block

Why You Don’t (Actually) Suck: What to Do When the “Abyss” Stares BACK

I’ve finally returned safe and sound from keynoting for the Cruising Writers and realized Cait broke into my blog again. CLUE: Cookie crumbs, glitter, red wine stains, and CAIT WUZ HERE LUZR written in crayon on my WP dashboard. I would expect no less. Truthfully, I love when she “breaks in” because she’s a master …

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Is Your Story STUCK? 5 Reasons Your Novel is Breaking Down

If you’ve been writing any amount of time you’ve been there—STUCK. Stuck is the place we never want to be, but goes with the job. Every writer at one time or another has experienced the literary doldrums. We hit a spot that, no matter how hard we try, we just cannot seem to move our …

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Your Story Has HIT a WALL—What Now?

If you’ve been writing fiction any length of time, you’ve probably experienced getting stuck. There are authors who firmly believe there is no such thing as writer’s block, that it is lack of discipline and I agree that can often be the case. Often…but not always. I feel our subconscious is an excellent writing partner …

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Writer's Block? How to Get Your Novel Unstuck

We’ve all been there. When we started off with this brilliant story idea we just simply knew this was the one. This story we would finish. This time would be different. *insert screeching breaks* (pun intended) Then we hit a wall. We simply can’t seem to move forward no matter how hard we try. We …

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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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