Writer Base Camp
You Might Just be a Procrastinator
I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been guilty of engaging in several of these delay tactics at one time or another. Some of what I discovered made me think, “Yikes! Is that me?” It can be to take a cold, hard look at why you may not be accomplishing as much as you...
What to do When You’ve Got Nothin’
Writer's Block It happens to us all. Most cases of writer's block come from a place of fear (I'm just no good at this), 'perfection complex' (editing while writing), and not giving ourselves space when we need time to think, or heal, or otherwise take a break from the...
Kick Distractions to the Curb!
Organizing and prioritizing household chores, jobs, kids, and social life can become quite the juggling act when trying to fit a writing schedule and social media marketing campaigns into the mix. Here are a few ways to manage distractions, so you get more done across...
Beware, the Inner Critic!
Your inner critic is that little voice inside you, undermining your confidence and self-esteem. Its goal is to exploit fears and anxiety about whether or not you should be writing at all. “You’ll never be good enough.” “Why would anyone want to read this garbage.”...
Get Your Butt in the Chair!
Writers write. We claim or create a space dedicated to getting the words out and onto the page. We schedule in time every day (preferably) to write. We put our butts in the chair. And we write. It's a simple as that. There's no magic formula to becoming a writer. If...
Reading is Key to Developing Powerful Writing Skills, Part I
The pursuit of the American Dream is the driving force behind parents who guide their children -- through education, a strong work ethic, and the development of marketable skills -- towards a life of upward mobility and self-actualization. Feeling safe and loved is...
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