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Top 25 Writing Blogs

This year I’m starting the year right by highlighting some of the best writing blogs on the web. I love to visit blogs about writing for inspiration, encouragement and motivation, and it’s with those three qualities in mind that I have compiled this list of the top 25 writing blogs for 2014.

Next year I will expand the list to the top 50, and I’d like to do that with your help. You can help by posting links to writing blogs you love in the comments. If you’re a blogger for writers, how about introducing yourself and add your link in the comments, too.

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Use Discipline to Cultivate the Creative Flow

Note: This is a post by Stacy Claflin, a mother by day and an author by, well, very early in the morning! She’s currently penning the The Transformed Series. Connect with Stacy at her blog and join her on Twitter.

Discipline vs Creativity OR Discipline and Creativity?

Discipline is often thought to be the opposite of creativity. The reality, however, is that the right kinds of discipline can help spur on creativity in new and exciting ways.

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Why You’re Not Finishing the Writing You Started

This is a post by Shanan Haislip. Shanan is a full-time business writer, an essayist, and webmaster at The Procrastiwriter, a blog about ways to fit writing in around a full-time life (without going insane). Follow her on Twitter at @Write_Tomorrow.

Are you the kind of writer who’s brimming with ideas, but can’t seem to finish a single one of them?

That was me. I had a ton of ideas, and they sounded great for a paragraph, maybe a page, but then they’d just… fade. My work-in-progress would inevitably be consigned to a bottom drawer, never to be finished.

All of my ideas seemed doomed to fail. In fact, my inability to finish work was making me doubt myself as a writer. Until one day, I pitched an idea to a magazine, and it was accepted. Cue panic. Now what?

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How To Motivate Yourself Right Now!

Have you ever wanted to start a project and couldn’t? Have you ever waited in vain for inspiration to strike and it didn’t? Have you ever looked at the clock to check the time and realized you wasted yet another day (or week or month) and wondered how that happened (again)?

If you’ve wondered about any of those things, you’re not alone. I’ve done all of them and more. Isn’t it depressing? Darn right it is.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve discovered a few ways to motivate myself that actually work. Maybe they’ll work for you too.

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Stop Waiting For It Because It’s Never Coming (What I learned last year)

If you’re waiting for the universe to provide for you, I’ve got a feeling you’re going to wait a long time. If you know what you want then my advice is to confidently take the necessary steps and go get it.

Disclaimer: This post is about me and what I learned in over the last year. It’s not about you. Then again, maybe it could be – if you want it to be, but that’s up to you…

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