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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 We’ll hear from writers, published and unpublished, about what made them unhappy about writing and how they turned things around and became Happy Writers.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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Giving Good Critique

The questions I most often hear new writers ask about are on the topic of critiquing. How to find a critique partner or group, how to give a good critique, what to look for from a critique of their own […]

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Putting Rejection in its Place

No one likes rejection. I’m pretty sure you could ask every writer who’s ever written and not find a single one who would say they find rejection fun. But there is one sure thing about rejection and writing: Rejection is […]

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Happy Jealousy

It would be really easy for me to be jealous of a lot of people in the writing business. Not just “people,” but friends. Friends who have things I don’t. I have friends who have published more books than I […]

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Happy Process

I’ve long envied authors who have a process for writing each book. The ones who say, “Oh yes! I have a process.  First I take an idea, then I do X, then Y, then Z.  Then I have a book! […]

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When Good Goals Go Bad

We’re still talking about goals this week, because there’s really a lot to say about goals.  Both good and bad. So, I have this friend. For the sake of privacy, let’s call her…Not-Erin. Not-Erin is one of the most driven […]

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Happy Goal Setting

It’s that time of year. Resolution time. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I usually do. Lose 20 pounds this year. Keep my house cleaner. Get that novel finished. That kind of thing. Often resolutions are long forgotten by the […]

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Switch It Up – Happier Productivity

…or How to Loosen Up Those Creativity Muscles [Can you tell I couldn’t decide what to call this entry?  LOL!] So, I got really stuck once. (Only once? Let’s be realistic about this…I get stuck a lot, but we’re going […]

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Happy Writers

Wanted:  Writers struggling to stay positive as they pursue a writing career. Must be willing to look at things a little differently while seeking to find the Happy in writing again. Picture This You sit down to write and you’re […]

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Welcome!

This is a test post for The Happy Writer, the awesomest website to hit the Writing World since . . . well, anything! Anticipated launch date, January 1, 2011!  Check back then! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, […]

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