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Taking writer’s doubt to a new level

. As I’m currently spending my writing time trudging deep through the rewrite of my next manuscript, I’ve been having a bit of a tough time. Like all writers and authors, my struggle with impostor syndrome and writer’s doubt is real. But, with my unique talent of taking things to new heights, I’ve developed the…

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My Writing Contract

Getting the words down is both the most important and hardest part of writing. To anyone who isn’t a writer, that would seem like a ridiculous statement. If it’s hard, why do it? Or, just sit down and write! Yeah, easy. Every writer has their own method of getting the words down. Whether it’s sitting…

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How to deal with writer envy

Envy noun 1. a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck There’s no denying we all feel envy at one time or another. And in the writing game, sometimes more than we’d like. It begins with something relatively small, and then builds, slowly. Like when other writers seem…

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We interrupt this transmission

It’s November, the eleventh month of the year. The month before Christmas. The month where men let their facial hair grow wild for a good cause, and the month where crazy writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. Yes, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here….

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European Vacation Wrap

The picture perfect canals of Brugge As the old saying goes, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’. Well, indeed it does. We arrived home from our European vacation almost a week ago now. Nineteen days traipsing through Paris, Brugge, and London. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen a few…

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People are full of surprises

When I decided to share this segment of Jim Carey’s recent inspiring commencement speech, one thing surprised me; many didn’t expect this from Jim Carey. It got me to thinking… How often do we really consider everything there is to know about a person? In a split second we make a subconscious judgment based on…

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Why routine is a recipe for boredom

(image credit)   What’s the one key principle in life to a control freak? Routine. Control freaks like to be just that, in control and the best way to be in control is to have a wonderfully populated ‘To Do’ list and a highly structured routine.  I know. I’ve been there. And for a long…