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EFT for Authors – Waiting for the Muse

I know quite a number of authors who wait for inspiration. Who wait for the muse to kiss them. Who are waiting for the one flash of genius that will inspire them to write this century’s next great novel. (Yes, … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – This is so hard!

NaNoWriMo has been going on for two weeks now. If you’re like me, you’re more or less on target for the 25,000 words mid-month. If you’re like most of my writing buddies on the NaNo site, you’re behind. And yet, … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – I Must Not Earn More Than Daddy

Last week, I talked about the family system and how it can be harsh and uncaring as a system. And while that remains true, there is also a huge amount of love and loyalty within each family system. And that … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo-Wrap-up

Validation for NaNoWriMo has started. One of my friends has already finished, at a little above 50,000 words. And with a little luck, you’re finishing your novel in a few days. At least, that’s my wish for you. So if … Continue reading

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Is Writing Fast a Good Idea?

Well, you all probably know that it’s NaNoWriMo again. And people all over the world are writing like mad and tracking their word count. I personally know a few who have written 10,000 words or more since Sunday. They are … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo anyone?

If you have writing friends, you may have heard a fairly mysterious word in recent weeks. You may have heard about preparing for it, dreaming about it and fretting about it. NaNo. No, it’s not about the unit of measurement … Continue reading

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Dealing with Summer Distractions

Now it is summer, and for us writers, the distractions multiply: Kids at home, summer activities, invitations, garden work, maybe canning – it’s endless. And all of it usually takes a toll on our writing. It’s hard to say no, … 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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Being Thankful

Today, it is Thanksgiving in some parts of the world. I don’t celebrate it, as I live in Germany and don’t share that particular history. But there is still plenty that I am grateful for, and I want to mention … Continue reading

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The Power of the Timer

As a writer, you should use a timer, especially on those days when you do not feel inspired. Because that timer can make you write anyway. How does that work? The timer is simply a tool that makes you focus … Continue reading

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