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Accomplish More and Reach Your Goals: Three Simple Techniques by Pat Esden

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

The keys to accomplishing more and achieving goals are consistency, accountability, and rewards. There are all kinds of apps and programs that can help a writer do this. But I’m going to talk about three low or zero-tech options. Technique #1–One of the easiest ways is to use a physical calendar and stickers to keep [Read more…]

5 Ways to Keep Your Writing Resolutions by Jill Archer

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 by   9 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

It’s that time of year again. “Best of” Lists. Predictions. Millions of trees being mulched. Mountainous piles of cardboard boxes and wrapping paper being recycled. And many New Year’s resolutions being made. But how to keep them? FIRST, THINK BIG What’s your goal for 2016? To finish a novel? Start a novel? Get an agent? [Read more…]

Life, the Biggest Excuse We Give Ourselves When We Stop Working Toward Our Goals

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 by   8 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by MM Pollard, editor, Black Velvet Seductions and   the MM in Workshops with MM   Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Maybe a better question is, Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions? We all have the best intentions on January 1st with our new resolutions. If you are like most people, though, you’re [Read more…]

The Art of Self-Actualization by Tigris Eden

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Self-actualization, according to theorist Kurt Goldstein, is the motive to realize one’s full potential. It could be in your quest for knowledge, spiritual enlightenment expressing one’s creativity, or the desire to give to society. You don’t have to obtain all to reach this stage in your life. A self-actualizer is a person who is living [Read more…]

Jump Start Your Writing Process by Åsa Maria Bradley

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

For me, the most difficult part about writing a book is not developing three dimensional characters, crafting a tight and properly paced plot, or perfecting the phrasing of my sentences. I do those things in my head all the time while I’m walking the dog, having a shower, or standing in line at the grocery [Read more…]

5 Elements That Take Your Story Idea from Notion to Novel

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

by Catherine Chant   Where do you get your ideas from? That’s a question many writers, including myself, hear from readers quite often. Most of us respond that they come from all around us. A news story, a personal anecdote heard at the school bus stop, an incident witnessed at the mall. Ideas surround us [Read more…]