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The Most Overlooked Way to Bring Life to Your Blog Writing

Today I am going to share with you the most overlooked way to bring life to your blog writing.

By becoming an outlaw.

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The Only Way You Will Ever Create Something Wonderful

It’s a funny thing, creating something that matters. Sometimes we create something that touches the many, but too often we create stuff that doesn’t seem to appeal to anyone, not even ourselves. (I’m using “we” so I don’t feel so alone.)

I’m a writer. The page is my canvas, but your creativity may have a different canvas.

Whatever canvas you use to create, I bet you want to create something wonderful, even magical – every time. I’ve finally found the answer to creating something wonderful and it’s really the only way that works.

Mona Lisa in the Louvre, Paris- photo by Joan Faith

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Writing Doubts: Climbing Out of the Pit

Sometimes I want to give up. Sometimes I don’t want to write anymore. And sometimes I do give up and stop writing.

Have you been there? Stuck and filled with doubt.

Seth Godin has a great term called The Dip for when you’re in a temporary setback, when you are ready to give up and decide to either quit, or stick. But there’s another dip, which is more about internal self-doubt, which I like to call the pit.

Climbing Out of the Pit

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The Only Way to Know Whether People Will Want Your Book

From Bryan: This is a guest post by Dana Sitara freelance blogger and indie author of “A Writer’s Bucket List: 99 things to do for inspiration, education, and experience before your writing kicks the bucket.” She shares resources, tips, and tools for writers in search of a path at DIYWriting.

During the two months between the completion and launch of my latest book, A Writer’s Bucket List, I would lie awake at night fretting about the book and all the little steps that go into self-publishing… 

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How To Overcome Your Internal Naysayer Using Affirmations

Sometimes you’re sitting there waiting to start creating something interesting, something of value you hope will have an impact on others.

But you can’t. Something is stopping you.

You’ve got the idea and you know exactly what you want to say. You’ve written thousands of pages before, but today is one of those days you are all too familiar with, because you’re stuck.

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How to Rock the World and Achieve Greatness as a Creative Person

Do you ever get the feeling that you are spinning your wheels?

You know you are doing your best, but still, it feels as though you are only going through the motions.

Perhaps what you actually feel is you are not doing what you were meant to do.

The Yellow Brick Road

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Don’t Let Negative Feedback Stop You – 5 Helpful Tips

“Feedback” is a word that strikes dread in creative people the world over.  It is our proverbial “Boo!” and it really can scare the crap out of us.

Most of us crave feedback. We want to know our work matters to someone other than ourselves. Don’t we?

And yet, too many of us share our work at the wrong time and with the wrong people. Doing this we tend to bring forth the words we dread the most, such as “You’re work sucks, I hate it – get a day job!”

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Write to Done – Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012

You know how it is. You wake up in the morning, make your way to the kitchen, get the coffee started and then finally check your email – not expecting anything too surprising.

Yesterday, when I opened my email I was stunned.

Write-to-Done

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How to Unlock Your Creativity and Stop Feeling Like A Failure

You’re a creative person with ideas bursting at the seams of your mind and your synapses are firing like the fourth of July.

But it’s a lot of fireworks with little to show for all the stimulation.

Let’s change that and unlock the creative you.

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