Category Archives: Time Management

Creating New Year’s Intentions for Success

I’ve heard this phrase used a lot recently (including by my friend, Carie), and I like it. I tend to procrastinate without the structure of goals to keep me on track. But when I make resolutions, it feels like too … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Editor

This past year or so I’ve learned that writing is a lot like gardening, for me anyway. I love plants, and I tried my damndest to be a nurturing, green-thumbed plant momma. Unfortunately, I used to kill literally everything I touched, which … Continue reading

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Organic Vs. Outlining

Why it matters… This argument has been raging for centuries at least. I do not presume to tell anyone to change their process but to present the sides, devil’s-advocate style, and justify why I lean the way I do between these two. My prewriting, … Continue reading

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4 Ways Moody, Self-Indulgent Writers Can Survive Professionally

Like it or not, we have to live in the real world. We are constantly interrupted in our writerly realms of fantasy, magic, romance, horror, and mystery, and alas, we have to return to reality every so often. If you’re … Continue reading

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