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Writing Help for the Hostage Muse

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…
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Bust Writer’s Block: Tackle a New Genre to Flex Your Writing Muscles

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…
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New Year’s 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…
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10 Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story

Are you making progress toward your writing goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer's Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chews up good inspiration…
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Muse, Write Me a Eureka Ending so I Can Finish This Novel!

I was in the throes of writing Devil in Texas, when my Muse went on vacation -- for nine months, mind you.  Seriously.  What writer doesn’t know how to write the ending of her Romance novel for nine FREAKING MONTHS?! “God hates 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.  …
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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. And then...go put your butt in your chair and compose the next scene! Norman…