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Here Be Monsters: Writers Beware!

by Margie Lawson

Image is an illustration of the post Here there be monsters: writers beware that is a color drawing of an old sea map with Neptune and Poseidon at nine o'clock and three o'clock with eight other sea monsters forming a circle with them.

“Here Be Monsters” was printed on old nautical maps on regions that were uncharted. 

No one knew what was beyond. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. And unknowns were scary.

In those days, cartographers drew in the off-the-map areas.… Read the post

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Writer Warnings: Steps to Avoid the Dreaded Burnout

by Kris Maze

Do you have the same energy and enthusiasm you had when your idea was just a kernel? Are you in a creative slump?  What you could be experiencing is either Writing Block or Burnout.  Both are difficult when you work in a creative field, but when considering the impact each has on your ability to write, one is much harder to overcome.… Read the post

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Wrangling Your Writer Demons In 4 Steps

by Tiffany Yates Martin

Writing is a career where it can feel that there are so many outside forces standing between you and your goals: work or home commitments that may keep us from your writing time; the agents or publishers who stand at the gates of career “success”; the booksellers or reviewers we need to help us reach readers.… Read the post

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Coming Out of Hibernation

by Eldred Bird

I think we can all agree the last year and a half has had a profound effect on everyone. As writers, it’s safe to say we’ve all been changed in some way or another. I can tell you that in the last eighteen months my creativity, as well as my mental health, have taken quite a beating.… Read the post

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5 Steps to Better Writer Self-Care

by Kris Maze

Writing is hard work and it can take a toll on our well-being unless we advocate for better self-care. My recent experience of neglecting my healthy routine to focus on deadlines ended with ice packs and an avoidable headache.… Read the post

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