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Why Writers Can’t Simply Write by Steph Beth Nickel


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This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity.” If you’re a writer—and even if you’re not—you’ve probably seen posts about the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation. It makes sense to be concerned about how our personal data is collected, stored, and used, but the GDPR has caused a lot of trouble for Read More

Developing Your Brand by Steph Beth Nickel


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Developing Your Brand Are you looking to develop an online presence? Do you want potential readers to recognize your work at a glance? Do you want to get started without hiring a professional—or several professionals? While I am most certainly not an expert, I am currently on this journey. Below is a list of Read More

5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel


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5 Fixes for Your Fears I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased. These mate Read More

Course Overload by Steph Beth Nickel


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Course Overload I have a tough time passing up a deal … especially on writing and writing-related courses. How about Read More

Be Inspired by Steph Beth Nickel


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There’s nothing I enjoy much more than taking a walk, camera in hand. Below are a few pictures I’ve taken over the years. May they inspire your writing. Steph Beth Nickel is the coauthor of Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances, published by Castle Quay Books. They are currently working on a follow-up Read More

Oo, Shiny by Steph Beth Nickel


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Like most writers, I want my work to shine. I’m not particularly interested in awards or acclaim, but I do want it to be the best it can be. And now for the disclaimer … I want the first draft to burst forth sparkling like a perfectly cut diamond. I know. I know. Not Read More

11 Tools to Take Your Writing to the Next Level by Steph Beth Nickel


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I’ve been exploring several resources to take my writing to the next level. You may want to check out some of them as well. (Please note: At the present time, I am not an affiliate of any of these people or produ Read More

12 Ways to Develop a Love for Prayer by Steph Beth Nickel


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Some of my brothers and sisters in Christ spend a great deal of time in prayer. They love to dwell in the Lord’s presence. They faithfully bring their requests before Him—and the requests of others. When they say, “I’ll be praying for you,” you can count on them to do so. And then ther Read More

A Different Kind of Resolution by Steph Beth Nickel


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This time of year stirs us to make New Year’s resolutions. No matter what we call them, we feel compelled to create a list of goals for the 12 months ahead. And I’m no different. In fact, I love lists. They encourage me to evaluate what I’ve accomplished in the preceding year and w Read More

5 Fears that Immobilize Writers by Steph Beth Nickel


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It takes courage to parachute out of a plane, to ski down a mountain—and to write. “Why?” you ask. Writers must overcome the following fears—and so many more: Does the world really need one more book, blog post or article? No matter how many times we’ve asked and answered this question, there are quiet moments Read More

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