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Writers’ Block – Can’t Show This to Mom

Would you show your book to your mom or grandma? Did I get you there? *winks* I know how that feels. I’ve written scenes that I would hesitate to show my mother. You know what I mean. Those. Yeah. Thing … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – My Book could Tank

I firmly believe that being blocked from writing means that a safety program is working hard to protect you from feeling bad. Never mind that having Writers’ Block also feels bad. This internal safety program has developed through past disappointments … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – They Have a Secret

When we look at successful authors like Hugh Howey, Andy Weir or H.M. Ward, their rise to fame often seems unbelievable. They seem to come out of nowhere, and sell thousands or even millions of books. And they usually say … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – I can’t have success

The first limiting belief I want to explore is a very simple but pernicious one. It is one that makes a person special in a negative way – and being special is something all artists crave deep within. It goes … Continue reading

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When you are Crying Inside

I know those moments. When you think that nothing works. That all your hard work won’t amount to anything. When you think you won’t ever be good enough. When your books don’t sell, nobody looks at your blog posts and … Continue reading

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Argh! That Review!

It happens to every author. That review where you feel massively misunderstood. That review which makes you feel unappreciated and wrongly judged. That one that makes you want to kill someone. It doesn’t even have to be a 1-star one. … Continue reading

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Three Reasons why New Year Resolutions are Dangerous

January is two weeks old today. So are your resolutions. You did make resolutions, didn’t you? Yeah, well, that might not actually be a good idea. I know, it’s quite a tradition, and everyone does them, right? So how could … Continue reading

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Self-Sabotage is a Body Guard

I’m sure you experienced this (I certainly have!): You have a great idea for a story, and you just know it’s going to work out well. You sit down at the computer and … … your mind goes blank. Or … Continue reading

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