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The Power of a Pocket Notebook

Before I had children and they decided that I don’t really need to sleep at night consistently anymore, I used to go through phases where I would get up before dawn and go for a nice run in the dark. Even in the brisk Wisconsin winter, that run was a great way to start my

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4 Ways Writing Improves Your Relationship With Yourself

Writing—especially the writing of stories—is ultimately a relationship with oneself. It is true that we write to communicate with others. Perhaps that is even the foremost conscious motivation sometimes. But communication itself necessitates a relationship, and what we are trying to communicate is ourselves—that unfolding inner dialogue between the Self and the self, the observer and

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9 Ways To Originalize Your Story Idea

by Becca Puglisi I’ve been thinking a lot recently about differentiation—how we can make our stories stand out from all the others. Thanks to COVID-19, consumers are being more careful with their money, which means they’re very likely buying fewer books. With the estimated 1,000,000+ books being published each year, ours need something to set

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Freelance Work Freak-Out? 5 Surprising Tips from a Pro

Feeling like you’re in the middle of a freelance work freakout? You know…the horror-movie type of freakout where the lead character is running around screaming, tearing their hair out, and making rash decisions. For writers, it might look something like this… You’re desperately trying to get freelance work. You’re worried about your current clients. Maybe

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7 Powerful Lessons From 7 Legendary Writers

Being a legendary writer is no easy feat.  In fact, being even a half-way decent writer is hard. It requires bravery, honesty and gumption. Above all, it requires you to be resilient and immune to criticism—both external and self.  What makes a writer successful? And what can be learned from literary legends past and present? 

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2 Steps to Jumpstart Your Writing Habit With Lists

If anxiety, boredom, overwhelm, or (ahem) listlessness have paralyzed your creative work, here’s a quick writing exercise to get you going again: 1. Make a list. 2. Repeat. Lists for Writers in Life and in Fiction This week I’ve been revising a character in a work-in-progress. She makes lists to deal with uncertainty in her life

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