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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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Writers’ Block – Flow or C..p

As writers, we demand a lot of ourselves, and we hold expectations about how our writing has to happen. One of those is that we have to be in flow in order to produce beautiful sentences and paragraphs. That’s what … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Must. Be. Original

Let’s take a look at Helen, who has a huge problem with her writing. Helen has a story that’s dear to her heart, and she really wants to tell it. But then she realizes her hero is the typical young … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block: My Art has to be Special

We writers create stories to read. And we create art. Story telling is in fact one of the most ancient arts around. I’m sure even the Neanderthals sat around their campfire and told stories about hunting, finding food and maybe … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Waiting for Inspiration

I’ve seen many, many writers who believe they need to be inspired in order to actually sit down and write. Or that they need inspiration to write a great piece of art. Here’s the tale of someone who things along … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – It’s all in the Mind?

Today, I’m starting a new blog series, this time on Writers’ Block. Yes, it’s a big one among writers. There are those who have suffered from it for years. I’ve been there. And yet there are others who say they … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – A Safety Program

There are people who say that Writers’ Block is all in your mind. And they are right. But Writers’ Block is not something you can clear with your rational mind. Because it is actually something much deeper and much older. … Continue reading

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Story Fatigue

You started out loving this story, the characters, and the world but then it went all downhill. The characters are only bickering and navel-gazing, they refuse to meet your eye, and quite frankly, you don’t even want to visit that … Continue reading

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