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Dare to Be a Memorable Writer

If you stopped posting on your blog, or never published another book, or just altogether stopped sharing your writing, would anyone miss you?

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Writers: Your Voice Doesn’t Need to be Louder than the Rest!

Note: This is a guest post by, Claire De Boer, she’s is a writer and teacher with a passion for stories and a strong belief in their power to heal and connect us. Her vision is to empower people to become their authentic selves and to live more abundantly using the tool of writing. Visit her blog, The Gift of Writing, to download a free copy of her eBook, Soul Writing: Why Writing Your Story Could be the Most Important Thing You Ever Do.

Get comfortable with putting your work in front of people

Have you seen how much advice there is out there for writers developing a platform? So much that if we read all the blogs and books that tell us what to do we wouldn’t have the time to write a single word.

Ever.

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Mini Writing Contest and Drawings for Amazon Gift Cards

I am offering a new drawing and mini writing contest. It’s easy to enter both events, all you need to do is write an honest review of the book The Audacity to be a Writer. 3x $25.00 and 1x $100.00 Amazon Gift Cards.

Here’s how to enter…

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Four People You Positively Need In Your Writing Life

Writing is generally considered a solitary activity. And while it definitely is, that doesn’t mean that you need to go into this all on your own. Writing is hard work and you’ll probably need help along the way. I know I do. Here are four people in particular that can make your job a little bit easier.

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6 Ways to Get Unstuck as a Writer (that Actually Work)

Maybe you’re stuck at the moment. I hope not, but the truth is, we all get stuck from time to time.

And that’s okay. The important thing is to recognize when you’re stuck in a rut and pull yourself back out as soon as possible. But perhaps you’re like me and could use a little help getting unstuck…

Write your heart out.

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How to NOT Let Others Sabotage Your Writing

As a writer, you have a responsibility to protect your writing from others…

Protect your writing from others

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How I Became a Very Productive Writer (and You Can, Too)

What will you do today?

A. Well, I will get up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, eat, watch TV and go to bed.

What will you do tomorrow?

A. Uhm… what do you mean?

Keep writing

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The Audacity to be a Writer

You’re a writer. An artist.

You write about things that matter to you, and I’m sure you hope those things will matter to others, but even if they don’t, you’re still going to do the work.

That’s what artists do. It’s remarkable. But it’s more than that…

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4 Ways to Turn Comparison into Powerful Creative Fuel

Editor’s note: This guest post is by Jackie Johansen, she is a writer who combines personal development with actionable writing strategies. She is the creator of the 21 Day Writing Challenge and the Finally Writing Toolbox at FinallyWriting.com.

Comparison can kill your creativity. It can stop your writing in its tracks. When the comparison bug hits, you feel small, deflated, uncomfortable and uninspired.

Comparison makes you doubt your ability, your message and all that you originally felt driven and inspired by.

Comparison can make us play small. So let’s change that…

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The Ultimate Inspirational Writing Quotes (as Memes)

Lately I’ve been on a kind of meme creation craze. Basically, I started making these images with quotes a couple weeks ago and haven’t stopped.

I wasn’t sure what it was about putting text on images, whether to promote my books, my websites, or, quite honestly, simply for the sake of creating them. It’s addicting. And it’s kind of weird. But, I finally figured out the real reason…

Writing is powerful,

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