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The Best Reason to Blog — 2018 Edition

Pile of leaves in fall colors with text: Writer Encouragement: Doing Our Best

As a perfectionist, I know what it’s like to feel like our best isn’t good enough, but maybe that’s where our connections to each other can help. Together, we can feel a sense of accomplishment for when we’ve done our best.

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November 22, 2018

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Writer Confidence: Do You Self-Reject?

Bundle of barbed wire with text: Do You Self-Reject?

Writers often suffer from self-doubt. We’re not sure if our story idea is interesting enough, if we’re the right person to write our idea. All that self-doubt can lead us to reject ourselves before others do—or before they even can.

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October 30, 2018

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Creating Satisfying Endings without Clichés

Caution tape on a fence with text: Watch Out for Cliché Endings

A recent Twitter thread brought up problematic reader expectations with story endings. Can we find a balance between “fulfilling our story’s promise and our genre’s expectations” and avoiding a cliché ending?

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October 25, 2018

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Storytelling: Taking Readers on a Journey

Designer dress like a giant butterfly with text: Are You Taking Readers on a Journey?

When faced with the many decisions of writing our story, the best choice is whatever tells the story we want to tell, but what does that mean? Let’s take a look at what storytelling really is and how we can improve our skills.

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October 23, 2018

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