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When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

You try to make the most of every spare minute – make it the most productive. But sometimes the greatest boost to productivity you can give is just to do nothing productive at all. Seriously. The ability to be productive […]

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Audience, Pros and Cons

Audience, Pros and Cons

Coming out of my post last week about inspired versus forced words, I was trying to figure out why I’ve struggled with certain projects lately yet excelled with others. The one story I had been opening weekly and adding meagre words […]

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Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

Forced Words vs. Inspired Words

There’s an excellent image that keeps cycling on my Facebook feed: I’m one of those writers who has always been guilty of writing only when inspired or when everything is just right. Because life is life, I’m not inspired nearly […]

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Weather Influencing Writing

Weather Influencing Writing

I’m finding my inspiration, motivation, and dedication to writing going up lately and I am fairly certain it’s weather influencing writing that I’m doing. We had a really tough winter in Calgary this year. Lots of -30C days (and colder […]

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Themed Work Days for Writing

One thing I have been trying lately is doing themed work days for writing. The Idea The idea started with The Creative Penn podcast #310 where Joanna Penn interviewed Joanna Wiebe on Copywriting for Authors. Penn mentioned Financial Fridays and […]

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Ink Links Roundup: Silkpunk, Writing Tools, Poetry

Ink Links Roundup: Silkpunk, Writing Tools, Poetry

If you need to feel better about struggling through your manuscript, Kate loved this article featuring Rory Gleeson: ‘Writing wrecks your head’ Writing can’t be that bad, cant it? He looks incredulous. “Oh yes it can. You’re wrecked and you […]

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