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Four Things Writers Can Stop Stressing About Right Now

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Writers stress out about a lot of things, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are four things you can stop stressing out about today.

The Shifty Balance of Paid Work and Creative Work

It’s hard to juggle work to pay the bills and writing to fill our hearts.

Professional writer and editor Andi Cumbo-Floyd shares how she’s struck the balance between paid creative work and the pure creative work that feeds her soul.

The Three Simple Steps to Captivating Your Readers

As a creative who got paid to plan, I’ve always fought the dissonance between inspiration and process. But as I kept at it, I started to see the pattern. Here’s the simple way to get better writing done, every time.

How to Make the Most of Your Email List

Your email list is your most important online tool, because it’s way easier to talk to someone who already knows you and trusts you and cares about what you’re offering. Here are three tips to make the most of it and serve your audience well.

How to Really Finish Your NaNoWriMo Project!

NaNoWriMo is a creative writing challenge where participants share a common goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in a month. But support tends to drop off in December as everyone goes back to their lives.

I need some accountability to keep that NaNo momentum going, so I can edit and actually FINISH the book I am writing this NaNo. And I invite you to join me!