It doesn’t matter how you begin your writing day. What’s important is that you get started in a way that works for you.

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It is important to have a way worked out to begin your writing; otherwise, washing the dishes becomes the most important thing on Earth — anything that will divert you from writing. …

A good list allows you to always know what to write about when you get to work.

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Making a list is good. It makes you start noticing material for writing in your daily life, and your writing comes out of a relationship with your life and its texture. […] [The list] helps to activate your writing quickly…

If you want to find success in your writing, here’s why it’s so important to write at least a little bit every day.

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This is the practice school of writing. Like running, the more you do it, the better you get at it. Some days you don’t want to run and you resist every step of the three miles…

Kindle Vella is launching on Amazon later this month, and I for one am excited to give it a try!

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Amazon is launching Kindle Vella next week, and I’m ready!

It’s so important when you’re writing the first draft of something to leave your inner editor behind.

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First thoughts have tremendous energy. It is the way the mind first flashes on something. …

There’s no one way to publish your book. Here’s why you should try different ways to get your work out there.

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The truth is simple: you have to think outside the box as a writer.

I just finished my first full-time year as a teacher during COVID! These were by far the hardest parts of the job.

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I just completed quite the memorable year of teaching!

You can work on a novel over and over to your heart’s content, but at some point, it’s time to say good-bye.

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Yes, it can be hard to say good-bye.

The most successful method is simpler than you think.

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The quality of your guests makes a big difference as a podcaster.

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