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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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Happy Changes, Happy Results

Today, The Happy Writer welcomes author Liz Fichera, who decided not to wait around for life to give her what she wanted.  She went after it! ******* You’ve heard the saying, “When you do the same thing over and over, […]

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What Makes You an Unhappy Writer?

Well, we’ve been together about six weeks now here on The Happy Writer.  Thanks to all of you for your support and all the nice letters I’ve received about how much you enjoy the site! It’s definitely made me happy! […]

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Say No to Negativity

Being a writer is hard. Being a Happy Writer is even harder. One of the reasons being a Happy Writer can be so difficult is because it’s impossible to control whether those around us are Happy Writers. I’m sure you’ve […]

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Getting Good Critique

Last time we talked about how to give a good critique.  But there’s an art to being a good “critiquee” also. Here are 17 tips to being a Happy Writer when you’re the one on the receiving end. 1.      Giving […]

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Am I Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Starting today, Wednesdays will be Happy Writer Guest Day. We’ll hear from writers, published and unpublished, about what made them unhappy about writing and how they turned things around and became Happy Writers. First up is Rebecca Rogers Maher, who […]

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