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Three Steps to Silence the Inner Critic

That Inner Critic can be a truly destructive voice in the heads of creative people. I know. I write, too. The Inner Critic kills creativity. It extinguishes that inner spark which makes us write or create art. It makes us … Continue reading

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When Sh* Happens

… we tend to go into panic mode first. Unless there’s First Aid to do, of course, and then we panic after. Ah, never mind. Back to the original thought: Our first response to sudden shock and stress is programmed … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – That First Sentence

We tend to overburden that first sentence with an extraordinary amount of tasks. It’s supposed to draw in the reader. It’s supposed to be original, special and unmistakable. It’s supposed to represent the genre, type and atmosphere of the story. … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Beginner’s Block

It’s never easy to begin something new. Which is also very true for authors setting out to write their first story or novel. Many simply don’t know how. But they put pressure on themselves, trying to come up with the … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – I Hate Marketing!

Sadly, books don’t sell themselves. I know. I know. They really should. A good book should find its audience easily, it should impress readers and make them rave about it. And send them scurrying to buy more books by you, … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Not Original Enough

I’m seeing this time and again. It crops up in author forums, in FB groups, even in some writing advice books. And I can see it driving authors to despair. My story isn’t original enough! It’s basically an expression of … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Success

At first glance, this sounds rather weird. Why would people be afraid of success when all we want is to be successful? It’s because of our wild imagination. We need it for our creative endeavors, but it can also trip … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of being Judged

Underneath all those fears that I’ve been talking about in the last few weeks is another, much bigger fear: The fear of being judged. The big issue behind that fear is that being judged means being rejected and getting kicked … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Mistakes

From this post on, we’re going to look at the reasons behind procrastination, and we’re starting with the obvious: Fear of doing something wrong. Now, rationally, we know that making an error isn’t a big thing, it’s usually a moment … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … Continue reading

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