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5 Things Rocky Taught Me About Writing Knockout Main Characters

Recently, I watched all six Rocky movies back to back (yes, even Rocky V). I somehow managed to skirt around those movies throughout my child- and young adulthood.  Boxing movie? Something about some steps in Philly? Eh.



How to Embrace Your Fears to Create Your Best Work

Are you ready to answer the question? It’s a simple one. It’s the question that will reveal once and for all whether you’re an artist or not.

Are you afraid?



Write It – Don’t Fight It! (The answer to: Are you a writer?)

I’ve received many emails, letters, and even a few postcards, expressing the same thing: “I want to be a writer.”

Many of the senders go on to ask the inevitable question: “Am I good enough?”

I’m glad they asked. After all, if we’re honest, you and me, we’ve been there at some time or another, too, wondering the same question writers have been wondering for centuries…



How to Write Your Story in 6 Steps

Note: This is a guest post by Claire De Boer, she is a certified Journal Instructor and teaches online workshops at www.thegiftofwriting.com. Download her free eBook, “Soul Writing,” and follow her on Twitter @ClaireJDeBoer. Claire’s passion is to help writers come to a new place of awareness and personal growth through writing their own stories.

These days everyone’s talking about writing your story. Not just any old story, but the story of your life, the road map that got you to where you are today. For most of us that’s a pretty daunting thought. I mean, why would anyone be interested in hearing our story anyway?



Writing Contest: Overcoming Writer’s Doubt!

Update: I have teamed up with award winning book cover designer, Alexander von Ness, to offer, in addition to the prizes already offered, an all-in-one book cover design package for 1st place. That’s a $500.00 value! If you do not have a book ready you can hold onto the voucher for up to 5 years or gift it to another author. See the rest of the prizes below.

All Writers have experienced doubt. None of us are free from never being doubtful about our ability to create work that matters. If you’d like to share your story about dealing with Writer’s Doubt, and in the process help others realize they’re not alone, enter this contest!



Why You Need to Shut Up and Write!

I’ve been stuck lately. Way stuck. Lost in the Amazon jungle, stuck. And that’s stuck, my friends. If you need to use the word stuck five or six times within your first few sentences, then that’s, well, pretty stuck.

I hate to admit it, but I’ve been without a fresh idea to write about for months. But that’s all changed, because I’ve rediscovered a well kept secret.