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FYI: Buying is not writing

Often the solution to many of our problems is to buy something to solve it. When we need to lose weight we buy a program, book or app to help us. Often we know what the answer is but we fall into the trap of buying another writing course, book, tool, app, conference or coach who we think can help us. Maybe this time it will be that secret weapon we needed all along. So we binge on buying products we never needed in the first place. The worst part of going on a creative product binge is the aftermath. When those books get left on the shelf. To do […]

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2015 Annual Review

My First Annual Review is here! As I’m such a geek and a ‘thinker’ I can’t wait to get down to the nitty gritty of 2015. Overall the year has been a wild ride with its ups and downs. All are part of the creative process and the creative life. I’m going to be looking at everything from books, blogging, content, self-publishing, social media and everything in-between. Here were my Writing and Creative Goals for 2015. WHAT WENT WELL IN 2015 My 2015 theme was ‘shipping’ and the second half of the year, it really clicked how important it is to finish things and get them out into the world. I self-published […]

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A Quick Note to Say Thanks!

As an Australian I’m unfamiliar with the Thanks Giving Holiday but I just wanted to send out a great big thank you to my American readers, bloggers, fans, creatives and fellow writers. I don’t know where I would be without you and I plan on giving back lots of great content and books in return! Thanks again for all your kind messages, reviews and emails! Nicole Cappelleri aka N.C Harley        

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How to Manage the pull of too many projects

I don’t know where I was but suddenly the idea came to me. I questioned whether I could do it. My sister said ‘You need an artist!’. I agreed but still I tried. Then I realised I could do it after all. I totally surprised myself. What happened next was an intense 2 weeks of creativity. My new project had take over my life. Everything else fell down the cracks. But I couldn’t stop. After the intense creative spurt, next I felt what was typical for me. Feelings of guilt, failure and overwhelm. What about my other projects? Some had been ongoing for years? You know those novels, the ones […]

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