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11 Mood Boosters for Writers

Are you in a writing funk? Need a booster to kick start your writing metabolism? You’ve come to the right place. You love writing. You know the book or books you want to create. You can feel it. You know it in your bones what you want to achieve. But you keep giving into distractions and you constantly question everything. Being in a writing funk is like a dark cloud hanging over you. I spent a whole year being PA and not writing one word. I thought about it every minute of the day. I had the time (I was a PA for gods sake). Every month that went by […]

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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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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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Worried about what you’re not doing by Leo Babauta

Right now I’m sitting here anxious. The job market is tough in Australia (I got made redundant at a bank). My books and business are not at that stage where I’m earning enough to survive. I feel constantly that I’m not writing or creating enough. In my head things seem really bad but really I’m extremely lucky in so many ways. This morning I opened my inbox and read a very poignant post by the master at Zen Habits. Here it is: Ps: Sign up for Leo’s weekly wisdom if you haven’t already done so. Worried About What You’re Not Doing Posted: 30 Jul 2015 09:26 AM PDT By Leo […]

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