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5 Harsh Truths Every Writer Needs to Face

5 Harsh Truths Every Writer Needs to Face

By on Jan 15, 2017 in Self Help

Non-writers often think that being a writer is the easiest thing in the world. Some of them even go so far as to say that writing for a living is not having a job. Well, writers know well that the truth is quite different. Today, however, we will talk about the people who want to be writers, but for some reason, never seem to start. They find many different excuses...

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21 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back from Being a Successful Writer and How to Deal with Them

21 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back from Being a Successful Writer and How to Deal with Them

By on Aug 3, 2016 in Self Help

Most of the time it’s your own beliefs that are holding you back from becoming a phenomenal writer. Writing is very much a head craft, and like all such skills, it can be very easy for you to feel weighed down by your own limiting thoughts and forget that moving forward doesn’t come naturally. But by zeroing in on your limiting beliefs and reframing how you view...

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5 Key Ingredients for Writing Success

5 Key Ingredients for Writing Success

By on Jul 25, 2016 in Self Help

Every writer has a different definition of success. Most writers admit that nothing compares to getting the first fan letter, and some say that success for them is simply writing the first draft of a novel. When it comes to writing, success means different things to different writers. However, that does not dispute the fact that there are writers who are considered...

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5 Time-Wasting Mistakes that are Hampering Your Success as a Novelist

5 Time-Wasting Mistakes that are Hampering Your Success as a Novelist

By on Jun 13, 2016 in Self Help

Many people, including new writers, think that being a novelist means having hours of leisure before sitting down and crafting a wonderful novel in a matter of months. This assumption is categorically wrong – being a novelist means writing every day, and the hours of leisure are filled with less leisure and more tasks. In the end, being a novelist takes just as much...

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5 Practical Ways for Writers to Work Less but Get More Done

5 Practical Ways for Writers to Work Less but Get More Done

By on May 26, 2016 in Self Help, Writing Tips

Today, being a writer means to undertake so many projects at the same time that the work seems endless. Projects big and small take up all of your time and it begins to overwhelm your daily life. The result of overworking is rarely success. The only result of being overworked is constant exhaustion. Moreover, when you’re constantly exhausted, when you find yourself...

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Toby Litt on Bad Writing

Toby Litt on Bad Writing

By on May 20, 2016 in Self Help

If you’re convinced your story is the best thing since sliced bread, but haven’t had one person read it, how can you be so sure it is an amazing read? It might actually be a case of bad writing. Toby Litt author or Mutants: Selected Essays has written an amusing and insightful article in The Guardian on why bad writers write badly. Below is a quote from...

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