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Stop Writing and Other Ways to Improve Your Writing

By Kris Maze

Woman hands holding piece of cardboard with phrase Stop Doing What Doesnt Work against brick wall background.

Stop and ask yourself, how much have you written today? This week? This year? Maybe you have recently finished a manuscript that is polished and ready for the printer, but if you are like me, the honest truth about your writing productivity might leave you disappointed, underwhelmed, or simply disappointed.… Read the post

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5 Things Working With Kids Taught Me About Writing

by Ellen Buikema

Working with young children provided me with a different way of viewing and understanding the world. Life lessons from children can serve as invaluable resources for writing and life.

1. Have Patience

When dictating stories for me to transcribe, children either spoke at lightning speed or slowly with great deliberation. The… Read the post

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Optimize Creativity During Life's Ups and Downs, Part 1

by Holly Lasky

In writing this blog, I was struck by the title of this group, which is “Writers in the Storm.”  In the “about” section of this blog, it states, “Along the way, we’ve discovered that there’s more to life than writing, and sometimes life can be the richest story of all… Every writer must weather the storm within: self-doubt, rejection, deadlines and balancing our writing passion with everyday life.

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17 Tips to Care for the Writer's Digital Soul

by Edie Melson

As writers in this day and time, we combat a specific kind of stress—digital stress. So much of our lives are spent seated at a computer, on the phone, or even in digital meetings. Because of that, I've discovered there are certain things I need to build into my life to stay healthy—spiritually, physically, and emotionally.… Read the post

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