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November Writing Theme: Connection

Each month I share a monthly writing prompt for you to reflect on, write about, and discuss. I’ll be writing a lot on this theme, and I invite you to join me in writing by linking your blog in the comments below or following the hashtag #mowriting on Twitter or Instagram. Connection: What is it?Read the article

October Monthly Writing Group: Routine

Last week I posed a question in a few writing groups I’m in: would a monthly writing theme be helpful to you as a writer? Do you want to write about a topic, a subject, or an idea together? The answer was a resounding yes. A monthly framework to write: join me for a new theme,Read the article

50 Things That Make Me Happy

In the free series of writing prompts I put together, one of the prompts is to make a list of 50 things that make you happy. I love lists (they’re one of the things that makes me happy!), and I love using lists as a way to kick-start my writing. It’s not writing, it’s making aRead the article

How to Give (and Get) Great Feedback On Your Writing

A lot of people have asked me about how to get feedback on their essays. How do they publish it? Who should they ask? And why do they cringe and worry so much about whether or not people will be kind and say good things (or terrible things) about their essays? Part of the fearRead the article

Beating Procrastination: 14 Days In, Missed My First Deadline

I missed my deadline this morning — I usually like to have something scheduled to publish for 6 AM each day. What I’ve been doing is writing during the day and scheduling the post for the following day so I don’t stress on any single day. But, like promised, I missed a day. Caught a cold onRead the article

I Can’t Sit Still, But When I Write,—

I can’t sit still, but when I write, When I write, I lose track of time, and space. The numbers on the clock rotate and I fall out of the month, outside of the place, out the person. Sometimes I lose an entire day, lost in ten thousand words of a story, one word at aRead the article

3 Writing Tools To Draft, Edit, and Publish Your Work

It Doesn’t Matter How You Do It I should title this post “how to write every day” or “what tools I use to write every day” because the questions I get over and over again from so many different people are variations of the same questions: “How do you start a daily writing habit?” And:Read the article

Start Writing: A New Free Mini-Course

This month, in the spirit of writing and getting our butts back into our chairs and writing more, I made a free mini writing course for anyone to join.I’ve made a number of free mini-courses before, and I always love making them. In order to participate, sign up here and take the challenge to writeRead the article

Write Every Day For A Month: A 30-Day Challenge

What does it look like to write every day for 30 days? I’ve seen many of my friends do it from time to time, and I’ve always wondered what writing every day would do for me. Corbett Barr (of Fizzle) shared what he learned from writing every day for 30 days: it became easier toRead the article

Why I’m Not Writing As Frequently

I’m not writing as much as I’d like. Part of it is intentional – I joined a startup a few months ago, and I made a commitment to myself that I’d focus on my new job and keep my energy streamlined, so I wouldn’t get burned out. I did that. But then, things got a littleRead the article