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Writing Contest: You Are A Writer!

When did you know?

What led you to becoming a writer? What did you go through to get here? Do you remember the moment you finally realized that’s what you are? Or, did it come to you gradually? How did you feel when you finally realized it? Were you elated, or doubtful, or both?

Those are the type of things I’d love to know about you and when you finally knew: You Are A Writer.

So much so that I have created Positive Writer’s First Writing Contest!


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Why a Three-Day Distraction Cleanse Will Jump-Start Your Writing

From Bryan: This is a guest article by Nicole Gulotta. Nicole pens the literary food blog Eat This Poem. You can follow her on twitter @nicolegulotta.

I don’t have time.

Have you ever used this excuse to avoid pursuing a writing project?

We live in a distracting world, and can easily get off track despite our good intentions.

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You’re Not Satisfied (and it’s time to do something about it) Achieve Your Dream

You’re not satisfied. You’re not. You know it and I know it. You want more, you want better – you want to strive and reach, and you want to make it.

Whatever making it is for you, perhaps it is writing a book and having it in displayed in a bookstore window or painting a beautiful picture to be displayed in an art gallery.

There’s only one way to do it. There’s only one way to make it happen.

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Tap Into This To Stand Out From The Crowd As A Writer

All the greats use it. It is indispensable.

It is so critical to success and achieving greatness that if you’re not using it then you’ll never reach as high as you could if you did use it.

What is it?

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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

Happy Every Day book


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.