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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 – Conclusion

I hope I could show you that there are many, many “good” reasons for you to feel blocked when you want to write. And even though all those reasons are “in the mind”, they don’t mean you’re lazy or mad. … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Entanglement

Entanglements are some of the strangest effects within family system dynamics. They happen when a family member’s fate is not recognized and honored by the other family members. That fate is often tragic or traumatic – because only strong emotions … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Fame is Dangerous

Just the other day, I did some work on an ancestral line of my own, helped by a tapping friend. And while this might not strictly be a family system issue, it is quite possible that family rules are anchored … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Royalties are not Safe

The rules in our family system have often been created from experiences in the past, and then handed down through generations. More often than not, they are never challenged. A number of those rules revolve around safety, and how to … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Writing is not a Job

Our families have rules about everything. And of course, they have rules about how we’re supposed to earn money and make a living. There are traditions in the family which jobs to hold, and if you look closely at your … Continue reading

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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 – Scared of the Haters

We authors tend to pour a lot of ourselves into our books, even if they are non-fiction. And we’re rightfully proud of what we have created once we have a finished, edited manuscript, or even a finished book, ready to … 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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Writers’ Block: Must Write a Novel

With this post, we move into the realm of beliefs about your product: The STORY First of all, many beginning writers I know believe they must write at least a novel. A real book. Something “big”. And a series is … Continue reading

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