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Self-Care for Writers – Insomnia

There are few things worse than trying to fall asleep and failing. Getting angry at not being able to sleep, which of course makes everything worse. And feeling bad for not getting all the nice sleep you scheduled after reading … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Sleep

Today, I’m escalating the rest topic, and will talk about getting enough sleep. I know so many friends who are so busy that they don’t get enough sleep. Or cut their sleep time short on purpose as a habit. It … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Rest

Let’s start with the big and obvious one: Rest. If you’re a bit like me, you work pushing yourself, trying to get stuff done, finish the book, the editing, the formatting… and you ignore the effect all that focused work … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Permission

Before we get into what you can do for self-care, and all the little things that make life better if you actually do them (ahem), I want to take one step back with you. Because before you can actually really … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Introduction

Most of us are either freelancers or people with a day job who write when we make time for it. And I know how much time writing can take – especially when a story is flowing well and exciting things … 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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Why you must be Curious

Many people think that being a writer means sitting in a room and typing away all day on their own. And that’s very often true. When we write, we go into a special space within us, where our characters and … Continue reading

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The True Danger of To-Do Lists

We all use to-do lists. And they are useful if handled well. But to-do lists can be utterly destructive. A large to-do list is simply fodder for overwhelm. One glance is enough to convince you that you’ll never be able … 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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The Myth of the Damaged Poet

There’s that myth out there… about how writers need to experience deep personal pain and hardship in order to be able to write deep, moving stories, or become literary geniuses. That myth about the tortured mind and soul that can … Continue reading

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