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5 Ways to Start Living an Awesome Life Worth Writing About

Note: This is a guest post by Susan Shain (@Susan_Shain), she is a travel blogger and freelance writer who contributes to The Write Life, a website that helps writers make a living from their craft. You can sign up for their newsletter here.

The best writing usually comes from personal experience. Doesn’t it? So then, how do you live an AWESOME life worth writing about?

As a travel blogger, I constantly ask myself this question. And no matter what type of writing you do, I bet you’ve asked yourself the same thing?

How to Live a Life Worth Writing About

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3 Super Easy Tricks to Empower Your Writing

I made an important realization recently. I couldn’t seem to focus when I tried to write. I felt anxious and worried, while my thoughts and my stomach whirled together…

the power of now

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This is the Most Important Goal (ever) for Writers!

I have a specific goal this year. It’s the most important goal I have ever set for myself as a writer, as an entrepreneur, and, quite honestly, as a person.

And if I may be so bold, I think, maybe, just maybe, it could be the most important goal you set for yourself, too. Then again, you might think I’ve gone and lost my mind.

Let's finish what we started.

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The Bulletproof Guide to Free Writing (And 10 Tips for Getting Started)

Note: This is a guest post by Bryan Collins. Bryan is a writing coach on a mission to teach people how to become writers. He will also help you finish what you started with his book A Handbook for the Productive Writer. Get your exclusive free samples today.

I’m stuck. This isn’t any good. I can’t think of an idea.

Almost every practicing writer faces these negative thoughts at one stage or another. If you’re struggling with writer’s block, if your internal editor is holding you back, or if your current writing project is troublesome, there is a solution.

Free your writing!

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Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced YOUR Life

It’s that time again. Time for a new writing contest…


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Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2015

Today I have the honor of announcing the Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2015!

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed and yet, here we are with a new list of awesome blogs, and we’ve expanded it from the Top 25 to the Top 50. How cool is that?

The Best Writing Blogs 2015!

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How To Give Constructive Writing Criticism (That Actually Helps)

Since we’ve already discussed Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing, I thought it would be fun and helpful to also talk about the best way to give others feedback on their writing.

How to Give Constructive Writing Criticism

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The Agony of Early Drafts – Should YOU Keep Writing? (Good Question)

Note: This is a guest post by Natasa Lekic, she is the founder of NY Book Editors, which connects independent authors to highly experienced editors. She’s a big fan of what authors manage to do when they believe in themselves.

The question every writer with an early draft wants to ask editors and literary agents is, “Should I keep writing?” They want to know if it’s any good, otherwise they’ll quit wasting their time. It sounds like a reasonable inquiry…


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Face Fear the Wright Way and Write Your Best Work

It’s dreadful. It’s suffocating. It’s absolutely, completely and utterly, debilitating.

Yes. Yes it can be. It can be all of those things. So how do you beat the fear that’s holding you back?

Face your writing fears.

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The Very Best Articles on Writing for 2014 (on Positive Writer)

 Practice means what it says: writing is something to be done over and over, something that improves through the repetitive doing but that needs not be done perfectly.  ~Julia Cameron

It’s that time again, it’s the end of the year roundup! (Oh, my bad, this is the very first ever end of the year roundup from Positive Writer. Enjoy!)

Your first draft is not crap.

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