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When Inspiration Wanes
Image shows an all white androgynous character dejectedly banging its head against a brick wall, illustrates Lynette M. Burrows's post, When Inspiration Wanes.

Whether you are aiming for 50,000 words written this month (NaNoWriMo) or you’re in the middle of your years-long writing project, middles are hard. You know when you’ve reached the middle of a writing project because your inspiration evaporates, leaving you with a desire to do anything, everything except write.… 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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When “Writing Every Day” Isn’t Producing the Results You Want

Colleen Story Colleen M. Story

You’ve heard the advice “write every day.”

It good advice, especially if you’re serious about having a long-term writing career. But what if you’re doing it—you’re showing up—but you’re not happy with the results?

Maybe you’ve suffered some of the symptoms:

  • When you do sit down to write, you stare at the page, unsure where to start.
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11 Things To Do When You Just CAN'T Write

Sometimes you have a flat tire, real or symbolic, and a planned writing session doesn’t happen. Sometimes you are“stuck” and have to think awhile on a solution for the corner you’ve written yourself into. Life gets busy and other responsibilities take precedence.… Read the post

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5 Signs You Have the Dreaded "Turkey Block"

Thanksgiving_TurkeyNaNoWriMo is here, which means my birthday is coming and our American Thanksgiving is at the end of the month. In other words, the holidays are upon us, which often leads to stress for writers.

I reserved my organic grass-fed turkey yesterday.… Read the post

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