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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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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 Stay Open to Creative Intuition (But Still Get Stuff Done!)

Question: Do you ever find yourself wanting to get work done, but also want to stay open to those tiny, creative nudges that come along? Do you find yourself struggling to balance deadlines or projects with "free" time to follow your nose and engage with some creative play? We all...

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Capturing the Tide: Three Tips from Writing Real Women

This post first appeared on Kate Messner's Teachers Write. Be sure to sign up for weekly posts throughout the summer!

Feeling daunted at the thought of distilling someone’s entire life into a picture book biography in a way that feels responsible, meaningful, and entertaining? Jess Keating...

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A Month of Women, Stories, and Science

This week, to celebrate the coming launch of my book Ocean Speaks, I wanted to dig some fun things I've got planned for the month.

Enjoy!!

 

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