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What to Pack for the Hike to Publication

Most of us go into writing for publication knowing that it’s not going to happen overnight. We’re going to have to put in the miles to get there, and even then, there’s no guarantee how long it will take. But […]

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The Happy Writer’s Guide to Social Media

More and more these days, writers are encouraged to establish a web presence, even before they are published.  I would agree that a website is a major plus.  Editors and agents are known to take a look-see before beginning a […]

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Happy Spaces

I always knew the only thing stopping me from really getting down to write was not having my own space.  An office.  A place to go to shut myself off from the world to write. I couldn’t write with the […]

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Happy Writer Guest – Julie Rowe

Today’s Happy Writer guest, Julie Rowe, took her unhappy isolation into her own hands and created a support system to make her feel less alone.  Just goes to show, we can do anything we really want to do if we […]

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Searching for Hope

How about a quick quiz? How many writing craft books do you own? _____ How many of those books have you read cover to cover? _____ How often, when you’ve read the book cover to cover, have you actually applied […]

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Obstacle or Excuse?

It’s amazing how many “reasons” a writer can find for not writing.  I’m including myself in this, too, lest you think I’m claiming innocence. I can excuse-find with the best of them, although I have to admit with working on […]

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Calling All Happy Writers

Are you a writer who was once unhappy with a certain area of your writing life?  Have you figured out how to look at it differently, change your attitude, or make the changes to become a Happy Writer? I’d love […]

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As a Writer Thinketh

I thought we’d try a little practical application today. Whether our career paths progress or remain static is solely based on our thoughts. But even if you’ve read every Happy Writer post, knowing what to do with your negative thoughts […]

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Happy Features

There’s no Happy Writer guest today, so I thought I would take the time to let everyone know about the features to be found around The Happy Writer website that you might not be aware of. Subscribing:  There are lots […]

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To Share or Not to Share

So I just watched this really interesting TED video by Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby.  He was talking about how sharing your goals with others actually makes you LESS likely to accomplish those goals. It took me a minute […]

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