Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Though I’m a little late, I’m upholding my Annual Birthday Post tradition. While I sit here typing, getting ready to celebrate my birthday with my friends, I’m reticent to reflect on my year. Last year’s birthday was a big one. […]

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Relearning Writer Discipline

Relearning Writer Discipline

I feel like I am never writing enough. Every few months, when I’ve tumbled down the blackhole of overtime, I need to reestablish my writing habit and that starts with relearning writer discipline. The Familiar Fight Relearning the discipline for […]

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My Name is Kate, and I have Journal Anxiety

My Name is Kate, and I have Journal Anxiety

I’ve been flip-flopping on writing about my journal anxiety for a while. Part of it was the shame of feeling like a failure. But when I was talking with former Inkette Jessica Corra, I found someone who felt the same […]

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Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

In case you didn’t pick up on it in my last post, frustration has abounded lately. Remembering to be kind to myself has been difficult, to say the least. Self-kindness (or self-care – they’re often the same) can feel counterintuitive. I […]

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Ink Link Roundup

Ink Link Roundup

Here’s this week’s round of Ink Links! Elisa knows from experience that just the thought of trying to find exposure as a writer, let alone for one’s work, can be an anxiety inducing endeavor. Here are 4 ways to try […]

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Writing and Forgiveness – New Mom Writer

Writing and Forgiveness – New Mom Writer

When I look back on my writing career, I have not been very forgiving. If I take too long to draft, if I get distracted, if life interferes, I am mad at myself. This is what I want–I couldn’t imagine […]

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