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Clear the Clutter to Overcome Writer’s Block and (or) Become Your Most Creative

Have you ever heard someone use the phrase, organized chaos?

That is how I used to refer to the clutter on my desk. But, really, if I am honest, it was disorganized chaos and it drove me crazy.

I didn’t realize clutter was the cause of so much stress, anxiety and frustration, which naturally resulted in sapping my creativity and all too often caused writer’s block.

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Why You Are Not At Your Most Creative (and how to be)

There’s a self-limiting myth that I used to believe. It’s a myth books, movies, and songs have propagated for the longest time.

The myth: To be your most creative self you must suffer considerably ever day, you must be sad, or, better yet, depressed, and you should never, ever be happy.

If you fell for this myth, as so many before you have, and you’re stuck, wondering why you are not as creative as you know you can be, here’s why:

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Simple Tips for Hiring a Book Cover Designer

Are you in the market for a book cover design? If you are, this post could save you time, frustration, and MONEY!

My new book “Happy Every Day” (coming soon) was designed by the wonderful, easy to work with Ana at books-design.com. I love the final product, but to get it I had to pay more than the original quote.

Next time I won’t make the same mistakes and I will hire Ana again

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How to Motivate Yourself Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

From Bryan: This is a guest post by 13 year old writer, The Magic Violinist. She says she’s an aspiring writer, but there’s nothing aspiring about her writing. She’s a writer! Enjoy her first post here on Positive Writer and let her know what you think of it in the comments. Discover more about The Magic Violinist by reading her bio below, visiting her blog and checking out her posts on The Write Practice.

I’m sure all writers have had days where they don’t feel like writing.

Or reading. Or doing anything creative at all. I’ve had days like that. Thankfully not too many, though.

In this post I share with you some tips I’ve used to motivate myself even when I don’t feel like it.

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How to Rise Above the Struggle of Becoming a Creative Professional

You’re an artist. You know it and I know it. You didn’t need me to affirm that you are an artist. Right?

However, are you a professional?

Perhaps the question would be better phrased: Do you consider yourself a professional? Your answer matters.

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22 of the Best Quotes on Writing Ever

I love quotes about writing. I hope you do, too. If you do, I’d love to know what your favorite quote about the craft is – how about sharing it with us?

With that in mind, I asked fellow bloggers for their favorite quotes, and, oh boy, what a response!

Below you’ll find some of the best quotes about writing ever.

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The Secret To Becoming Famous and Creating Something That Matters

Do you want to be a famous author, blogger, inventor, designer or perhaps a mega movie or rock star?

It’s time for some tough-love my friends, if you want to know the secret.

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Every Writer Needs A Little (or a lot) of Inspiration, So Here You Go

It’s true, every writer needs a little inspiration every now and then, and some of us need a lot of inspiration all of the time.

But sometimes inspiration can be just as hard to come by as words are to write.

I’ve got good news for you, thanks to Dana Sitar it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Why Keeping a Journal is so Important for Writers and all Creative Types

I’m sure you know what it is like to have a blank page or canvas in front of you, but you’re unable to capture the great idea you had because you can’t fully remember it.

You need something to stimulate your thoughts or help you remember.

I have a solution that’s been working for me and it may help you, too. Truth is, we tend to make it harder than it needs to be.

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Do You Want To Be A Writer Who Gets Noticed? (Here’s the Secret)

Are you a writer? Yes, absolutely. You are a writer. (Declare it – tweet it.)

But that was the wrong question. The right question is in the title of this post:

Do you want to be a writer who gets noticed?

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