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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … 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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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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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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Dealing with Overwhelm

I’m sure you’re familiar with those moments in life when everything seems to happen at once. You may have deadlines coming up, the computer breaks, a kid is sick, and then the dishwasher leaks water. That’s quite often the time … 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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Dealing with Rejection

For writers, rejection can take many shapes. The classic shape, of course, is a rejection letter from an agent, a publisher or a magazine. For decades, those letters determined the life and success of a writer. (I have a few … Continue reading

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