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Bust Writer’s Block: Tackle a New Genre to Flex Your Writing Muscles #amwriting #writetip #wip

Recently, I overcame a bout of writer’s block by challenging myself.  Since April is Poetry Month, I entered a poetry contest. Entering that contest while I was doubting my fiction-writing skills wasn’t an easy choice.  I had to overcome my Internal Critic, who was viciously echoing the voice of my high school English teacher.  When I […]

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Writing Help for the Hostage Muse #writetip #writing #RaveReviewsBookClub #MFRWorg @AdriennedeWolfe

As a book writing coach, I often get “True Confessions” emails from my students.  These messages – which are full of angst and guilt – start with, “I haven’t forgotten about my writing assignment…” then spew forth every conceivable excuse for ignoring that student’s HEART-FELT WRITING DREAM. (Sometimes I think my novel-writing students confuse me […]

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The Writer Fail: When Writing Workshops Lead to Procrastination

The conversation went something like this: Aspiring Author:  I’ve signed up for another writing workshop.  Big name teacher.  Spent a lot of money.   I’m going to meet all these really cool best-selling authors.  Ya-dah. Ya-dah.   Me:  That’s great!  So.  How’s the novel coming? Aspiring Author:  Oh.  (clears throat) Well, I’m rewriting the beginning — again. […]

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Writers Block: Tips for Overcoming the Blank Mind Syndrome

Writers Block: Tips for Overcoming the Blank Mind Syndrome Howdy, fellow Procrastinators! Yes, I am writing blog posts instead of my novel. ::Eh-hem:: Thought you might enjoy these words of wit and wisdom from famous authors. Norman Mailer, The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing: “Over the years, I’ve found one rule. It is the only one […]

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Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story

Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story How’s your novel writing going? Are you making progress toward your book goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Writing Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer’s Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chew ups […]

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New Year Resolution: Best Way EVER to Bust Writer’s Block

New Year Resolution:  Best Way EVER to Bust Writer’s Block Need inspiration when the evil, blinking cursor has you befuddled, bamboozled or flat out brain-dead?  You came to the right place!  As a writer, I feel imminently qualified to write to you about writing New Year Resolutions that will bust writer’s block. (Secret Daily Word Challenge:  […]

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Writers Block: Overcome Procrastination with these 7 Tips

Is writers block causing your procrastination and making you too stuck to write the next word?  Take heart.  You’re not the Lone Ranger.  Even bestsellers get the Cursor-Blinking Blues.  The trick to overcoming writer’s block is to discover what techniques work best for you, then diligently practice those writing tips as part of your daily writing routine so you can overcome […]

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