READY TO STOP CLEANING YOUR HOUSE AND START WRITING?

Then rev up your Focus!

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Until then, check out the tips sent by authors who’ve made the journey to publication in the Postcards below.

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POSTCARDS ABOUT FOCUS

16 Good habits for writers to model

Sent by Angie Noll

As writers, we can model other writers who are good at any aspect of the writing life that we’re struggling with, be it writing or publishing strategy, coping with stress and anxiety, overcoming limiting beliefs …. Whatever it is you need, there’s a writer out there to learn from.

Training your ‘Procrastination Puppy’

Sent by Angie Noll

Procrastination needs to be placed on a short leash with you firmly in control of the process. Here’s how you create an obedient procrastination puppy instead of a noisy, annoying ankle-biter that chews the furniture and barks at (or bonks) anything that moves.

The Writer as Dreamer and Realist

By Susan Fox

Do you dream of being a writer? Well, put your fingers to the keyboard and type a few words. Presto, you’re a writer! But that’s not really what you dream of, is it? What would “being a writer” look like for you? When could you say that your dream had become a reality?

Resisting the Lure of a Shiny New Story

By Alexia Adams

Once you start to write, you’ll likely find story ideas flood your mind. A phrase, a photo, an overheard snippet of conversation, almost anything can spark our imagination. After all, that’s what make us writers in the first place. But these bright ideas can lead us down a dark path. If not carefully managed, all these wonderful plots can stop us from achieving our overriding goal—finishing a story through to ‘The End’.

Writers write. It’s that simple.

By Charlene Groome

It took me years to publish traditionally, but looking back, I reached my goals because I took the time to learn, practice and communicate with writing professionals. I was, and still am a sponge for learning the craft. I thrive on meeting other writers and socializing at conferences.

Breathe in your word count, breathe out excuses not to write

By Susan Colleen Browne

There’s loads of advice out there on ways to prioritize your writing. Or how to develop the discipline to pump out those 500 or 1,000 or 5,000 words each day like successful authors do. Sometimes, though, you need a more organic approach… a way to fit writing into the flow of your days and your life.

How to move from a discouraged to an empowered writer

By Michele Fogal

When I first got stuck as a writer, I tried all kinds of expert advice. Each time I would read a new Golden Rule, and not be able to make it work for me, I felt like a failure. It went something like this, “I’ll never be a real writer if I can’t XYZ the way Bestselling Author does it.”

On being honest — to ourselves especially

By Susan Pieters

Writing—good writing—is the hardest thing you’ll ever do. It’s not easy because the truth is not easy. You have to dig for it. You have to go one direction, then change tack. You have to revise your assumptions. Question everything. Come full circle. Like in this post.

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