4 Simple Ways to Overcome Writer's Block

4 Simple Ways to Overcome Writer's Block

At one point or another, most writers will experience a form of “writer’s block.” Sometimes this is caused by fear, not knowing where to start, how to end, or the inability to stay focused due to outside circumstances.

Here are a few tips for overcoming writer’s block:

1. De-clutter your workspace. When your workspace is cluttered, your may find it hard to stay focused. Often our physical surroundings will affect us mentally. When our workspace is cluttered, our thoughts tend to follow. Keeping your space tidy and organized will allow your energy to flow more freely.

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How I Wrote My Book in 60 Days

How I Wrote My Book in 60 Days

As a publisher and author coach, one of the things I teach my clients and students is how to complete a book in a condensed time frame, and I suggest this method for two reasons:

1.  The obvious reason: so they can have their book published and out in the world to start building their empire!

2. More importantly: by setting a goal for a condensed time frame, they’ll create momentum and realize their goals much faster.

I’ll explain. Let’s say I set out to write my book over the course of a year. Chances are I would have worked on my book on the weekends, or when I felt “inspired,” and before long I probably would have become lackadaisical about writing my book, and one year would have turned into two, and so on….

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4 Time Management Tips for Writers

4 Time Management Tips for Writers

While coaching writers and aspiring authors, a common challenge I hear is that of time management. It’s necessary to develop a daily writing habit in order to write a book or complete a writing project, but life often has a way of presenting obstacles. Before long, we resolve that we just don’t have enough time to write, so we put off the project until later...when the timing is right, but when will that be? Truth be known, the timing may never be just right to write your book. If your goal is to write and publish a book, you'll have to get creative with your schedule and create the time to write. Period.

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7-Day Challenge to Increase Writing Speed and Unlock Creativity

7-Day Challenge to Increase Writing Speed and Unlock Creativity

Have you ever experienced a time when you’ve been “in the zone” during a writing session, only to go back later to read your writing and find the words are almost unrecognizable to you? Ever wonder why that is? Well, it’s likely you tapped into the flow of creativity!

The goal is to get into that creative flow during each writing session and to do that we must resist the urge to self-edit as we write. Now, I’m not saying that we don’t need to be conscious of word choices, punctuation, and grammar. We certainly do, but there is a time and a place for self-editing, and it’s not during our dedicated writing time. That’s what the revision process is for, and that comes later.

When we allow ourselves to write freely and resist the urge to go back and make changes and edit as we write, we unlock our greatest potential, allowing our creative mind to express itself freely.

Ready to give it a try?

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