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5 Top Tips on being a more resilient writer

Resilience is by far one of the most important factors in a successful writers career. We’ve all heard the rejection stories of famous writers and wondered how on earth did they go on? How does one become a more resilient writer? Years ago I went to a Resilience Workshop. Work paid for it and it was bliss. Two days of learning about the mind, the importance of health and I enjoyed seeing the teacher hook himself up to his laptop to show us the benefits of meditation. I watched the graph get steady as he slowly reduced his heart rate. Years later the principles still ring true and now that I’m […]

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25 Easy Ways to Fill the Creative Well

There’s nothing worse. You want to write but nothing comes out. The creative well is empty. If only being creative was like a switch you could turn on and off. Staring at a blank page can feel like you are staring into the abyss. It’s scary as hell to think you might be out of ideas. You know overall what your story is about but its all the little details in between you just can’t figure out.   The Creative Well’s Call for help Sometimes the creative well is tired, lazy, out of date, out of practice, blocked or just plain empty. It can manifest in many ways and Knock you […]

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Yes you can write a book and here’s the math to prove it.

We tend to overcomplicate things and when you want to write a book it can seem like an impossible task. The simple truth is this; it really is simple to write a book if you know the math. Why mathematics? Maths helps you break down a problem and when you break it down suddenly the possibilities appear. A short note on word counts: The average novel is 80,000 – 100,000 words. Novella’s 30,000 – 40,000. Now with self-publishing you really can write a book any length you want. I personally believe the trend is for shorter books. The eBook market on Amazon now counts for 30% of all book sales so […]

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How to Believe in Yourself by Leo Babauta

One of my favourite Blog Posts of all time was from Zen Habits last year titled ‘How to believe in yourself’. I’m copying and pasting it lock, stock and barrel below because I love it so much and Leo’s blog Zen Habits has no copyright (he encourages people to copy and distribute his work). I keep my favourite blog posts in a folder in my email or I bookmark the page in Google Chrome. I hope its helpful for you as it was for me: There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life. I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start […]

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