Fear of Your Writing Self by Brenda J Wood

Fear of Your Writing Self Ah, I know who you are. You sit with feet up eating bonbons and telling everyone you don’t have time to write. You play with the little ones and throw their ball back with intensity, but you cry out that you have no time to write. The dog needs a

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  Overcoming Writer’s Block by Steph Beth Nickel

Last time, we talked about A Different Kind of Writer’s Block. This time, we’re going to discuss how each of the hurdles I mentioned can assist us in overcoming writer’s block. Skills Development Books How these books can help us overcome writer’s block seems self-evident, but there are steps we must take if this is

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  A Different Kind of Writer’s Block by Steph Beth Nickel

We typically think of writer’s block as a mental state, fear of the blank page, concern that the words will never flow again. But today, I’d like to talk about a different kind of writer’s block, other things that keep us from getting words on the page. Don’t get me wrong. All the things on

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  Twas the Day Before Christmas by Steph Beth Nickel

’Twas the day before Christmas and all through the land, The people were travelling, some hand in hand, No stockings were hung, no chimneys in sight, Just walking – keep walking – until it is night. Some people were nestled all snug in their beds While others had nowhere to lay down their heads, And

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  6 Reasons to Plan Early for the New Year by Steph Beth Nickel

This post originally appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, Tenacity. Can you believe it? In a little less than a month, it will be 2020. Does that sound as futuristic to you as it does to me? (Maybe I’m just showing my age. <grin>) I like to make plans for the new year at the end

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  Editing the Lies by Pamela Mytroen

Fear has lied to us about our writing. It is time to edit those lies and re-write truth on our hearts and minds instead. Cycle of Lies/Cycle of Truth 1. I will not start writing because it has to be perfect. Re-write it into truth. “I will write to the best of my ability. It

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  Anxiety and Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Do you ever feel too unsettled to write? Is this just an excuse or is anxiety a silent enemy? Last year I couldn’t wait to begin teaching English to my immigrant students. I was expected to write my own curriculum,  my own tests, and to be evaluated on them by both the students and the

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  Schedule Some Sanity by Tracy Krauss

Last time I talked about the importance of having a plan. Scheduling in time to write is possibly the most valuable thing a writer can do to increase productivity, and therefore, overall satisfaction. I recommend one hour of real writing each day. (For me, afternoons are best.) My schedule includes everything else that happens regularly,

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