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Struggling to Finish a Story? Here’s Help

Writing isn’t always fun, and it certainly isn’t always easy. But if you persevere, you can finish your book. But what can you do if you’re struggling to finish the first draft? Maybe the struggle looks something like this: You’re writing. The story is flowing and the characters cooperating. Then you hit a wall. What …

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Three Battles Every Writer Faces

Life is a battlefield (I know Pat Benatar said it was LOVE, but let’s get real). If you’re living the writing life, there are specific battles to face. And win. In this case, it doesn’t matter if you write magazine articles or enter flash fiction contents. If your work in progress is a nonfiction self-help …

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So Many Writing Coaches. Who is Right for You?

All writing coaching is not created equal. Even though I’m certified in a general coaching method, the way I choose to coach writers is different from most of the other graduates of my program. Why? Because I’m not the typical writing coach. If you’re not sure what a writing coach is, check out this post. …

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Three Ways to Avoid Creative Burnout

Burnout has been on the rise in the workplace since the pandemic began in March of 2020. Depending on the polls used, burned out people make up between 49 and 77 percent of the work force. That’s a depressing statistic. It’s made worse since I’ve been in the throes of creative burnout for more than …

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Three Steps to Figuring out What to Write

Writers write. Writers who want to be published spend an inordinate amount of time wondering what they should write now, next, and going forward. Unfortunately, wondering about what to write means they aren’t actually writing. It wasn’t a coincidence that the day I wrote this post I also read a chapter called “What to Write” …

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