Facing The Fear Of Writing

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Artist Anna JanosikSome people have great difficulty facing the challenge of writing to the point they can’t put a single word on the page.

I quite enjoy hearing how I’ve helped some people move from the great desire to write, to actually doing it from just having read my blog on writing.

As with the desire ...

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I wrote 5,000 Words a day for 8 days – Daily Journal

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eric-on-chair350x“….anti-radar paint, turbo-charged, nobody can stop us now, J.J., nobody!”

– Captain Chaos, Canonball Run

 

At least this is what’s going through my mind at this moment (all without the Captain Chaos mask).

Seriously though…I got my chicken biscuit with egg, water, yogurt parfait, and then there was the quick stop off at Trader Joe’s for a dark chocolate truffle candy ...

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How to Slouch (The Write Way)

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Crooked_back150xDo you get an annoying pain in your upper back or neck when you write or use the computer for long periods of time? Migraine headaches from tension?

Early on I had this problem, and over the years I’ve managed to fix this with knowledge and experience from a dangerous profession.

On with the story…

Yesterday I was at one of my favorite writing hideouts, the Oxford Exchange, leaning back on two ...

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How to Focus

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Focus-kitty-250xCan’t seem to keep your mind on the task in front of you?

Does that squirrel outside on the tree have more power over you than your boss—even if that boss is you?

Is there a way you can get control of your wayward mind to help you stay on track without a shock collar?

Yes, you can increase your mind’s focus and drive thoughts toward specific goals with clarity. To do this, we ...

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What An Editor Can Do For You

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Lyla-photo200xThis week I’m presenting you an interview I did with my own editor, Lyla L. Haggard. We cover some common mistakes writers make (with examples and fixes), the best writer-editor relationship and flow for her, and what an editor on a long project like a novel actually does with you.

1. Overall, what are the most common mistakes you usually correct in a writer’s work?

I would say that most beginning ...

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Intuitve Writing: Part 2

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Artist Anna JanosikIntuitive writing involves having a ready connection to and trust of your voice. So, what is your voice? What is intuition?

Near the end of the midway point of this blog I detail the exercise for you (audio file included) and how I took my protégée from her list-making, technical writing habit into the land of rich and creative storytelling. Hang in there. As Robin Williams said, playing the ...

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Intuitive Writing: Part 1

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Artist Anna JanosikI invited one of the people I teach how to express herself creatively to challenge me with a writing project similar to the ones I give her. The premise was that I would do this while she waited and then go over with her what I did mentally, as best I could explain, to produce the story by using intuition rather than planning and outline.

I don’t write ...

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