creativity, life-lessons, personal-development, personal-growth, writing

Why It’s Tough to Restart Writing

A.K.A How to recover from the atrophy of the writer’s block Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash I’ve been writing every day for the past week. Not full-fledged posts, but bits and pieces of articles that I wish to write about. It takes time, and is quite laborious, but I still expend
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nanowrimo, writers-on-writing, writing, writing-challenge, writing-tips

4 Lessons I Learned from My First NaNoWriMo

Tackling this challenge for the first time kicked my butt! Photo by James Pond on Unsplash How long does it take you to write 1,667 words? An hour? Two hours? A couple of days? A month? How about doing it multiple times. Will it take even longer? Try 1,667 words every day for a
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community, freelancing, marketing, networking, writing

Networking with fellow writers is great, but it doesn’t pay the bills

Generally, no one in our writing communities is looking for our services. Let’s talk about where we should be spending time if our goal is to get more freelance work. Image via Pixabay I’m curious, what percentage of your time are you spending in writing and freelancing communities (online or offline)?
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life-lessons, loneliness, mental-health, self-improvement, writing

This Is What Loneliness Feels Like

This Is What Loneliness Feels Like (And What It Does To Us) What it does to us, why it happens, how we escape it Back at it with the uncomfortably close eyes again. ‘I had no more plans for the afternoon than a migrating bird has collateral assets.’ — Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
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creativity, fiction, inspiration, writing, writing-tips

How I Got Into the Mind of My Historical Fiction Characters

Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Weird ways of finding inspiration Last month I stretched my fiction muscles and wrote a short historical fiction piece. As a history major I love a good research session. Color-coding my notes might be classified as a fetish. Yet even with all the books I
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editing, editing-and-proofreading, Ideas, writing, writing-tips

How to Produce a Masterpiece with 5 Simple Editing Steps

Bringing writing, to its conclusion. Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash “To write is human, to edit is divine.” — Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft To get my writing ready to publish, I use a simple five-step editing plan. This can work whether you are editing a novel, college assignment
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