Category Archives: Mindset

Conquer NaNoWriMo – This is so hard!

NaNoWriMo has been going on for two weeks now. If you’re like me, you’re more or less on target for the 25,000 words mid-month. If you’re like most of my writing buddies on the NaNo site, you’re behind. And yet, … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Help, I’m Stuck!

NaNoWriMo has been going for a week, and you’ve probably run into the bane of writing: You got stuck. Brain: Empty. Inspiration: None. Story: Utterly stuck in a dead corner And it’s easy to either panic in that moment or … Continue reading

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Family System Dynamics – Law #1

The family system knows three “laws” as I like to call them, because these are firm and not flexible. Pretty much everything else are “guidelines”, but these three laws rule. Today, I’m going to talk about the first and most … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Final Thoughts

I’ve been running a writing message board for many years now, starting long before MySpace and LifeJournal and Facebook. And once we had a member who was being pushed by a writing coach. He was supposed to write a short … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Write Every Day

Part of self-care is to maintain who we are. Or to work towards who we want to be. For a writer, that means writing. Preferably every day. I know it’s hard. I know I’m not doing it all the time … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Feel the Joy

We not only have to be aware of our thoughts and our success, we also need to be aware of our emotions. Because they are our guides. They let us know how the things we do fit us and our … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Guard your Success

Success is important for us. Even if we don’t have it right now, the whole idea of success is what keeps up going. When we dream about our success – whatever that is for you – we find the energy … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Watch your Thoughts

“Thoughts become things.” – Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe Now this may sound very, very woowoo. Very spiritual and quite useless for everyday life. It isn’t. Because how we think about ourselves, our writing, our lives – all of … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Quieting the Mind

For us writers, the mind is the most important tool. It is where our stories are born. It’s where they grow into full tales that make it to the keyboard, paper or file. It’s more important than the computer and … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Pain

So I did a really stupid thing last night and tried to sleep through a fairly strong headache. I don’t usually take anything for headaches, but maybe I should have… Even so, I managed to get some sleep (and had … Continue reading

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