5 Words I Made Up to Describe NaNoWriMo

The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge is a many-faceted thing. To describe the experience, I found myself needing to mash up some fresh word concotions. Technically every month is NaNoWriMo for me. I do between 15,000 and 20,000 words per week of fiction writing. Sure, that’s all pure, gunky draft but it’s out there! […]

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3 Advantages of Dictating Your Writing

I began looking into dictation for several reasons. Like many people, I have experienced back problems which make it hard to sit at a computer and write all day. I’ve also had trouble keeping weight off since becoming a full-time writer. There, said it! You might relate to these reasons or have some of your […]

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23 Productivity Tricks and Tips for Writers

Productivity is just as important for creatives as it is for business moguls. But as creatives, we don’t have to follow the same old productivity advice. Instead, why not employ our creativity toward designing a writerly life we can actually live with?! Here are 23 such ways I came up with: 1. Define and defend […]

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Vanquishing Sugar to Boost Productivity

Once in a while I post about my personal and professional quest to kick the refined sugar habit because its diabolical granules deplete every part of my life, writing productivity included. Let’s just say I’ve lost some ground recently. As in, I’m expecting hummingbirds might try to feed from my veins at any moment. My morning […]

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My Top 10 Songs About Writing – #ToWriteTo

My iPod includes several songs which are either directly or indirectly about writing. For whatever reason, they inspire me to keep going with my writing projects. Here’s my list, in hopes that you’ll add yours in the comments. I need some new tunes! 1. Open Book by Cake – While I realize this is a song […]

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Top 100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Check out more than 100 Twitter hashtags in eight essential categories: Learning to write Learning to market or self-publish Connecting with other writers Using writing prompts Staying accountable with writing goals such as word count Staying up to date on your genre and audience Staying up to date on specific ebook platforms Promoting your finished […]

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