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Happy Writer Guest: Erin Eisenberg

[Write what you know? How boring! Or is it? Read on to find out what one of my bestest writing friends discovered and she realized that what she knew didn’t have to be boring at all and could, in fact, […]

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Honest Writing

Years ago, I told my agent how much I had grown to love reading paranormal after years of thinking I wouldn’t care for it. “You should write something dark paranormal!”  she told me with much enthusiasm.  “You’d rock at it!” […]

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It’s Not About the Office Supplies

Am I the only writer with an unhealthy lust for office supplies? Somehow I doubt it. If you’re like me, stepping into Staples probably feels not unlike an addict stepping into a crack den. I feel my whole body tense […]

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10 Ways to Get Started Again

I loved Melissa’s guest post last week…the letter she’d written to her writer self of a decade ago, the self that quit writing.  It was a great big smack in the face…‘cause I’ve quit, too.  Sometimes for years.  Sometimes only […]

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Single-Task Your Way to More Writing

Do you have a to-do list? Who doesn’t, right?  I usually have several.  It’s the only way I can remember to take a shower half the time. If it’s not on paper, it ain’t gonna happen. As a rule, I’m […]

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Take a Chance With Imperfection

For some of us writers, perfectionism is a real problem.  We think that if we produce the perfect first draft, have the perfect plot, execute the perfect manuscript, then we will sell.  Then we will get that next contract. We’ll […]

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Focus Pocus

Why is it so much easier to focus on what we don’t want than what we do? It’s far simpler to think about failing, never being a good writer, never getting published, never making it big, than it is to […]

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Embracing Failure

Like all creative types, we writers have a pretty hefty fear of failure.  We fear that we’ll never get published, that we’ll never be able to write a second book.  We fear our sales will tank, our reviews will be […]

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Avoiding Deadline Dangers

Whether you’ve got a deadline imposed by an editor, a contest entry cutoff, or self-imposed, if you’re up against the clock (through sheer amount of work or procrastination), it’s pretty easy to literally make yourself sick doing nothing else but […]

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Why We Hate the Wait

I recently read a post on Psych Central by Gretchen Rubin of  The Happiness Project.  The post was called 8 Reasons Why Waiting in Lines Drives Us Crazy and it referenced an article called The Psychology of Waiting Lines by […]

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