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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 – We don’t Need a Lot of Money

Here’s another family rule that might sound familiar: We don’t need a lot of money. I grew up with this one. It includes a ton of other unvoiced statements. We don’t need a lot of money because: – We are … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I Must Not Earn More Than Daddy

Last week, I talked about the family system and how it can be harsh and uncaring as a system. And while that remains true, there is also a huge amount of love and loyalty within each family system. And that … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – It’s making me a bad person

(Once again, you’ll find my tapping experience in a comment below last week’s article.) This one is the logical, ruthless continuation of last week’s belief: If money is bad, having a lot of money will make me a bad person. … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment

Today, I’m starting an experiment. It’s from my own point of view, of course, but it’s also something that affects many, many authors. I know that it’ll be challenging, and sometimes, it might even be ugly. It’s also necessary. I’m … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Written Yourself into a Corner?

You can land there even if you plot, but it happens especially during NaNo when people are typing fast and for the word count: You’re writing along happily, and suddenly you realize you’ve put your characters into a situation even … 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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Tapping for Pain

So many of my writing friends are chronically ill. Many are in pain. For some, that’s the reason they write. And even though I usually focus on mindset and how that influences success as author, physical pain is a big … Continue reading

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Tapping for Inspiration

I’ve said it several times: I’m a pantser, even if I have a good idea of the main structure of a story. But knowing a chapter is to be about a hunt, for example, doesn’t mean I know every detail … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Story?

It happens to every writer – we get stuck. The story either goes off track, we lose interest or we have written ourselves into a corner. No matter how it happens, the story loses us, and we lose the story. … Continue reading

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