[Guest Post] Tips to Bring Back That Loving (Writing) Feeling

Are you in a dry spell? No passion, no connection, just dry ashes where a healthy fire used to burn?  …With your writing, I mean?    Well, Positive Writer is … Continue Reading →

10 Affirmations You Need Right Now

This post originally appeared in October of 2013. As a writer, you’ve got a lot of outside forces conspiring to talk you out of going after your dreams of getting … Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Lent’s Significance for Creative People with Trust Issues

When I was about ten years old, I told my mother that I was giving up broccoli for Lent.

Writers, Make Your Doubt Your Mirror

If I told you that doubt could be a friend to your creative process, would you believe me? It’s true. Let me explain. 

4 Reasons We Should Stop Comparing Ourselves to Other Writers

If you’re reading this post, the odds that you have at least one social media account are pretty decent. And if you’re a questionable human being like me, you’ve probably … Continue Reading →

6 Thoughts About Writers and Word Counts: Frenemies Forever

NaNoWriMo is a distant-yet-traumatizing memory for most of us as we move further into January, but the subject of word counts never gets stale. As we prepare to make well-meaning … Continue Reading →

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.

Put Down the Red Pen: How to Know When It’s Time to Stop Editing, and Send It In Already

Want to be absolutely sure your piece is done, and ready to be published, sent in, judged or otherwise digested by the human experience? Ask yourself these three questions.

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How to Kick Your Inner Editor to the Curb Until You Finish Your Draft

Your inner editor can be your best writing ally, keeping your ego in check and your writing from becoming a bloated, sweaty mess. But sometimes, you’ve got to lay down … Continue Reading →

The One Key Difference Between Being Lazy and Being Burned Out

Has your writing recently hit a speedbump? Is your output suffering for some reason? Like, you’ve got ideas but ugh. The war to get them out of your brain and onto … Continue Reading →

Are Your Expectations Ruining Your Writing?

Have you ever had this thought, or said this to yourself? “Nothing ever comes out the way I want it to.” That thought can cause more damage to your writing … Continue Reading →

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