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How to Talk to the Writing Critics in Your Head

How to Talk to the Writing Critics in Your Head

If you’re aware of writing critics residing in your head, this post will help you clear the airwaves.

The Benefits of a Writing companion

The Benefits of a Writing companion

If you don’t have a writing companion, you might think about finding one.

The New Year II

The New Year II

Have you discovered the best place to do your writing?

Writing in the New Year

Writing in the New Year

It’s a new year, and time to take a look at your writing practice.

Praise Yourself When You Write

Praise Yourself When You Write

If you’ve ever been plagued by writing inhibitions, it’s important that you praise yourself once you’ve established a regular writing practice–no matter how small.

Getting Back to Your Writing After a Break

Getting Back to Your Writing After a Break

It’s often difficult to get back to writing after a break. In this post, I offer tips for beginning to write again.

Regular Writing Windows May Not be Right for Everyone

Regular Writing Windows May Not be Right for Everyone

Maybe I’m Not So Right After writing on and on about setting aside a regular time to write, I spoke to a writer who, unknowingly, has forced me to rethink my advice. This writer told me that after trying and trying to set aside a […]

Nurturing a Life-Long Writing Practice

I often speak to writers, individually and in classes and workshops, about establishing and sustaining a life-long writing practice.  Most are hungry for what I have to say, and remain rapt for my entire spiel.  But last week, speaking to the participants of this year’s […]

Hoarding Self-Criticism

So many of the writers I work with are hoarders.  Not of old newspapers and magazines, rubber bands or bag ties, but of self criticism. They think nothing of telling themselves that they’re wasting their time writing, that nobody will like what they write; nobody […]

Choosing an Ideal Reader

  So often when we sit down to write, we bring with us a chorus of nay-sayers.    All those people we’ve encountered throughout our lifetime who have been unkind to us or critical of what we’ve said or done.   The chorus might consist of one […]