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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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Tips to Bring Back That Loving (Writing) Feeling

Dry spells. They happen to the best of relationships. So what do you do when they happen to the relationship you have with your writing career?

Writing Dry Spells How to Overcome them.

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14 Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes (Memes)

One of the things I enjoy doing when publishing a new book is creating a few memes (easy to share pictures with famous or popular quotes on them) and share them via my blog and various social networks.

The memes I created for The Audacity to be a Writer are themed Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes. I hope you enjoy them.

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A Survivor’s Guide to Writing

I’ve been frozen with fear lately. My fingers and brain have felt paralyzed with my latest book….

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50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life

The first quality that is needed is audacity.  – Winston Churchill (Tweetable)

I am pleased to announce the publication of The Audacity to be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life.

It’s a compilation of Positive Writer’s most popular articles and guest posts published on blogs such as: Goins Writer, The Write Practice, Helping Writers Become Authors and Bestseller Labs. Several brilliant bloggers who published their work on Positive Writer are included. Bloggers who you’re likely familiar with…

artist talent audacity

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How to Give Your Novel a Kicker of a Concept

Note: This is a guest post by C.S. Lakin, she is a multi-published best-selling novelist and writing coach. She works full-time as a copyeditor and critiques about two hundred manuscripts a year. She teaches writing workshops and gives instruction on her award-winning blog Live Write Thrive. Her new book—The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction—is designed to help writers learn the secrets of cinematic technique. *1 lucky commenter on this post will win a digital copy of C.S. Lakin’s new book!

Every great novel starts with a basic idea.

You could phrase an idea by starting with “What if . . . ?” What if a comet was about to crash into Earth and scientists had to find a way to destroy it? What if a man on death row was innocent and only one person believed him? What if a woman fell in love with a man and it turned out he was her brother?

Writing Idea

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What Joss Whedon Can Teach You About Writing (The Avengers Writer)

As a writer, I am prone to doubting myself, my writing, and whether or not the Earth is round.

In fact, on the days when I can’t string a few sentences together to save my life, I become convinced that the world is flat. In other words, I doubt the truth. I doubt I am a writer. On those days I give up, throw my pages in the air, and go sulk on the sofa while half watching a grandiose movie like, The Avengers.

Have you ever had days like that? I hope you haven’t had too many. If you have, I have some good news for you…

What Joss Whedon Can Teach You About Writing

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