How to Avoid Choice Overload and Get Your Act Together

How to Avoid Choice Overload and Get Your Act Together

Have you ever experienced some free time where you could have been doing anything you wanted, yet failed to do... anything? Say you could have gone hiking or slacklining or cycling or swimming or you could have been reading or writing or painting or cooking... and you...

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5 effective Ways to Hide Clues in Plain Sight

5 effective Ways to Hide Clues in Plain Sight

As you probably know by now I'm a huge Potterhead. I've loved Harry Potter from the moment I read the first book when I was not even 10 years old and the obsession stayed with me up to this day. It's the book series I've read the most. I even bought the audio books to...

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A Healthy Approach to Handling Rejection

A Healthy Approach to Handling Rejection

Rejection is hard. Even cruel at times. We're social beings and want to be respected and accepted by other people. Rejection of our work feels especially devastating, because of all the blood, sweat and tears we put into it. Rejection though is a natural part of our...

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3 Ways to Improve Your Stories through Observing People

3 Ways to Improve Your Stories through Observing People

Finding inspiration can be a frustrating task if I'm feeling stuck and... uninspired. There are times when my brain is overflowing with ideas and thoughts. Following an initial idea turns into a complete backstory or some major plot twist. I love it. This feeling is...

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How to Write a Book that you Love

Writing a book is a huge and exhausting challenge and not for the faint of heart. There is no guarantee for success. None. So if you're really going to embark on this journey, it better be worthwhile. One way to ensure that you enjoy the actual process is to write a...

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How to Get the Most out of Writing Challenges

Writing is some serious labor and it's not always easy to get yourself to start. Using writing challenges to push yourself forward can be highly effective. There are many different options to choose from and you can try them out one after another if you wish. You can...

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A Statement to Write First and Edit Later

Todays topic is one that most of you probably heard about before. There are different ways to actually write your first draft, but I'’m a huge advocate for writing your first draft without editing what you write. Let me explain my reasons. First and foremost we’'re...

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A Healthy Approach to Self Care – Part 2

Not too long ago I've written an article about Self Care, where I've talked about its importance and ways to get more balance in your life. Today I want to expand on that topic, because there are a lot more things you can do to improve your life and your wellbeing. I...

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Important Questions to Ask Your Test Readers

In the article on how to find test readers I've introduced the idea of a catalog of questions you can ask your test readers to get specific information out of them. If that list was not extensive enough and you want additional ideas and questions you'll find even more...

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