Category Archives: General

The Money Experiment – I’m Loyal to Aunt Erna

Loyalty is a huge topic in family systems. We are always expressing it in a multitude of ways. In addition, the system demands loyalty to those family members who were wrongfully excluded. (Everyone belongs, that’s Family Rule #1.) So let’s … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I’ll Lose it Anyway

This is a belief I have encountered several times. It’s very often held by people who have experienced insecurity. They do not trust in money, or the fact they could hang on to it. So they spend it the moment … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Money is Bad

The Money Experiment continues. (I posted my experience with the intro tapping in a comment under that article, if you’re interested.) The next four articles including this one are about beliefs we have about money itself.  And I’m going to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo-Wrap-up

Validation for NaNoWriMo has started. One of my friends has already finished, at a little above 50,000 words. And with a little luck, you’re finishing your novel in a few days. At least, that’s my wish for you. So if … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – No Plot?

One of the old rules of NaNoWriMo is that one shouldn’t sit down and plot before writing. Of course, many people do anyway, and in reality, nobody cares. It’s a month to write lots, basically. You probably know that whether … Continue reading

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How Family Rules Hurt your Bottom Line

Did you know that beliefs you probably learned as kid can influence your bottom line? No matter if you’re an writer, editor, entrepreneur or not – what you believe deep inside determines your way of life, including how much money … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction for Writers

I’m sure some of you have heard of the Law of Attraction, and the power of positive thinking. And I believe that it exists and that it works. However, it’s not as easy as it seems or as we have … Continue reading

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The Three Levels of Editing

Everyone knows we should have an editor before publishing our stories. Publishers give manuscripts to editors, and self-publishers search out and pay editors. And that makes sense. It’s always good to have more than just the writer’s eyes on the … Continue reading

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When Characters Misbehave

It started out so well. You created your world, you named your characters and you plotted the story. You were writing along happily. And then, the characters suddenly did something that you hadn’t planned. You’re staring at the words on … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Story Must Have

Well, apart from the very obvious, like characters and a setting, a story needs one single thing: Conflict. Think about it. Conflict is where desire and obstacles meet. If there is only desire, and it is immediately fulfilled, there is … Continue reading

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