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Writers, Kick Self-Doubt in the Bum!

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Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience self-doubt more than other people. This is because we create things by transforming abstract ideas into concrete, readable words; and this makes us prone to criticism – whether constructive or not. Source Self-doubt may kick in in different situations: you have a new client; your existing client has a different type of material he wants written; you’re working on a topic you haven’t worked on before; or you [Read more…]

What Building a New Habit Can Teach You About Becoming More Than Just a Competent Freelance Writer

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Sam Eddy, the founder of Fulfilling Aspirations. He wants you to know that changing your habits can help you accomplish big things. If you’re interested in knowing more, click here. Ever feel like you’re stuck at being just a competent freelance writer? Yes, you attract the type of clients you want and charge them what you’re worth. Yes, you stay in touch with former clients, sending them a short email to say hi. Yes, you no longer worry about sliding down the slippery slope of an ever-expanding project, because you have a clause [Read more…]

Why You Should Write Even If You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Why You Should Write Even If You Don't Feel Like Writing

You’re probably thinking, “Sure, been there; done that. I didn’t even bother to collect the t-shirt.” There is a point in every writer’s life when he just doesn’t feel like writing. Whatever the reason may be, it does not matter when you’re that point. You just probably want to do anything but write, but let me give you a little tug – back to earth. Source If you’re a writer, you should write even if you don’t feel like it. Of course, there are exceptions, but if you want to be a better writer, then you’ll have to push yourself [Read more…]

7 Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

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Are you stuck on something today? Are you having trouble getting a paragraph/chapter just the way you want it to? Maybe you ought to take a break. Maybe you have to do or write something totally different from what you are supposed to be working on. Or maybe, you just want to write something totally new, something not related to work – even if you’re not stuck. Here are seven writing prompts that may get you out of your comfort zone, maybe give you a laugh, or maybe even take you to a state where you realize you are more [Read more…]

What Do You Read on a Regular Basis?

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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  – Ernest Hemingway Image source These days, though, who has time to read as many books as one wants? I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but with work always waiting to be finished, it is very difficult to find the time to read what I want every day. Sometimes, during the weekend, I sneak in a couple of hours of reading in between doing household chores, email, and tons of other things that still need doing. As writers, though, the importance of reading regularly cannot be emphasized enough. [Read more…]

5 Blog Post Topics for When Your Inspiration Well Runs Dry

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Writer’s block is that thing we all dread, yet happens now and then. We have a very useful resource on the topic of writer’s block and how to move past it, but if you’re looking for a quick fix, here’s a short list of go-to ideas that can help you come up with a blog post without having to go through the sometimes excruciating process of smashing that block to pieces. These blog post topics are rather general in nature, and you can tweak them and play around with them as much as you want to when you find yourself [Read more…]

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