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Five Classes to Level Up Your Writing

Last week, I shared a snippet of my weekly To-Do list, and many of you noted the “Skillshare” entry that was included. I never used to be a big ‘class taker’ in my spare time, but Skillshare has turned me into a total convert: there are few things I love more than curling...

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How to Develop a Creative Habit

Last month we’ve been tackling writing and NaNoWriMo tips, but I wanted to branch out a little bit to help those who want to develop a creative habit – no matter what it is!

Whether you want to write, paint, sculpt – the list goes on – the list of quick tips can help you....

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How to Write Fast without Burning Out

 

National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Are you ready for a write-a-thon? Whether you’re writing your book in a month for NaNoWriMo, or just want to get more skilled at creating things fast, these ten tips will help you get started.

Break out the calculator. If you’re...

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How to Plot Your Novel (the fun way)

 

Well, my friend. That time is upon is: it’s National Novel Writing Month in just a couple weeks. I’ll be honest. I have mixed feelings about this whole adventure. Do I personally think writers can benefit from a month-long challenge to write their book? Or do I think...

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My Favorite Books on the Craft of Writing

Today is a great day for a LIST!

Many of you are writers, so I've scoured my bookshelves and rounded up the best writing books I've read, to date. This is not an exhaustive list of all the great craft of writing books out there, but it's a great start for anyone looking to grow their skills in...

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How to Create When You're Feeling Small & Powerless

 

Disclaimer: This is a piece about how to keep creating when you feel less than stellar, but please don't misinterpret this overall message "no matter what, you have to keep working". That is not the goal! You all know I'm a huge promoter of rest, naps, and general self care, so if that's...

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How to Embrace Your Creative Seasons

The Fall of Summer:

Digging Into Your Creative Seasons

Friends! As I’m writing this, the cool air is whipping in through the windows and I’ve got my favorite gray sweater wrapped around my shoulders. I don’t know about you, but where I am, we’ve officially reached the...

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My Top Five Youtube Channels for Background Music While Working

My Top Five Youtube Channels for Writing

Quick tip today, party possums!

Do you write or create to music? Not only is it a great way to help you focus, it can also be key to programming your brain to set an actual creative habit. (Because you begin to associate the specific music with...

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Harnessing Comparison to Empower You:

Don't let the haters (in your own head) get ya down!

Have you ever noticed that shift when you’re scrolling through Instagram? One minute, you're feeling inspired and eager to create something awesome, and then the next, you’re...

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Here's the Secret to Staying Creatively Inspired

When I first started writing about how to get inspired, I realized the truth: I don’t believe getting inspired is the answer. Instead, we need to be inspired. All the time. Don’t roll your eyes! I know it’s a lofty goal. But you’re a writer: you’re built to do this.

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