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NaNoWriMo: Good or Bad, Let’s Move Forward — Guest: A.E. Siraki

November 29, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Just because we don’t have a brag-worthy NaNo doesn’t mean that we failed. Or if we do come up with 50K words, that doesn’t mean we’re happy with our work. Either way, A.E. (Anita) Siraki is here to share her insights on what comes next.

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When & How Should Series End? — Guest: Kassandra Lamb

November 22, 2016 Writing Stuff
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We’ve probably all heard the advice to create book series for better sales. We don’t hear nearly as much about the other end of equation: ending a series. Kassandra Lamb is here today to share tips on when and how we should end a series.

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Too Many Demands? Find Balance — Guest: Christina Delay

November 17, 2016 Writing Stuff
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The vast majority of people feel overly busy, which can make us lose sight of our big-picture goals and purpose in life. But Christina Delay is here to help us identify what we really want and visualize how we might need to re-prioritize our time to match our goals.

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7 Steps to Making Envy Work for You — Guest: Red L. Jameson

November 8, 2016 Random Musings
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At some point in our writing journey, we’re likely to get discouraged, but we don’t have to stay that way. Yet overcoming discouragement can be a lot of work, so Red L. Jameson is here with us today to share how to turn envy into something that will give us strength and help us on our journey.

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Staying Connected to the Writing Community — Guest: Tamar Hela

November 1, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Even though many writers are introverts, that doesn’t mean we want to stay isolated or holed up in our home all the time. Tamar Hela shares her tips on how to stay connected to the writing community no matter where life takes us.

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Helping Writers: Writing Coaches, Guest Posts, & More!

October 13, 2016 News
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We’re talking guest posts—both my upcoming posts at the Writers Helping Writers site as one of their Resident Writing Coaches and an opportunity to guest post here on my blog during the month of November. And *psst* I need advice for NaNoWriMo too…

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Increasing Our Productivity: Why It’s Not Simple

September 22, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Most (probably all) writers want to increase their productivity because we want to make the most of the writing time we have. However, we’re all different, so we might need to figure out the right style of productivity advice for us.

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Writer Goals: Quitting the “Evil” Day Job

September 20, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Many new writers define “being a writer” as writing full-time, as though having day job equals an admission of failure or demonstrates a lack of professionalism. However, most writers do have day jobs, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Is Fear Hurting Your Writing Dream? — Guest: Jenny Hansen

August 25, 2016 Writing Stuff
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While I’m still slowly recovering from my latest surgery, Jenny Hansen is here to fill in for me. Most of us suffer from self-doubt, and today Jenny’s sharing her insights about hanging on to our writing dream through all the doubts and fears.

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Do You Belong? Or Are You a Fraud?

July 28, 2016 Writing Stuff
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The RWA session I enjoyed the most was with Dr. Valerie Young, an expert on the “impostor syndrome.” Her presentation was so eye-opening that I want to share some of her insights…

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