Month: June 2018

How to Avoid Stereotypes and Clichés

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“a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” When you first hear the definition of a cliché I bet your mind goes towards a negative thought, not a positive one. The terms, overused, and lacking in original thought don’t exactly reek of confidence. When I think of a cliché, […]

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Motivation War: Money VS Happiness

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What type of motivation is the most successful at helping people achieve their goals?   I have had several conversations on the topic of motivation recently, and it has come to my attention that motivation is widely misunderstood. Everyone has fallen into the same trap of blaming a lack of motivation for not getting something done. […]

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4 Sassy Dialogue Tips for Fiction

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Dialogue can make or break your novel — and you don’t want to be part of the later. We talk everyday, and often all-day for some of us, so you would think writing dialogue would be a simple task. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t harness your dialogue skills. That’s where I come […]

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Beyond the Glitter – #WEP

I have yet to share any of my writing with you lovely people, and that is about to change now. This is not a large piece by any means – in fact – it’s just a small flash fiction, but I’m excited to share it with everyone!  I’ve written this piece for the Write – […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

Let’s get real here, everybody has something that is holding them back in one way or another. Maybe something is keeping you from that career you always wanted, the travelling that you dream about, or a hobby you have always wanted to get into. What about the actual barriers themselves? What do they look like? […]

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I’m Beyond Terrified – and I Love It

I recently read this post by David Kadavy and it truly inspired me. I’ve been holding myself back, having no faith that I can accomplish my goals. His article put so much into perspective for me, I had misconceived perceptions about the publishing world, you see. It had never crossed my mind to just put […]

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Reading is Important for Writers – But Not Why You Think

  Everyone who asks for writing advice is told to read more. Reading is how you will learn to craft beautiful sentences, engaging scenes, and solid plot structure. A variety of writing styles exist in the market and reading books from many authors will expose you to these – allowing you to find a style […]

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Scenes So Good Your Readers Cry

Writing riveting scenes for your book is no easy task – there are cliches to avoid, emotions that need to be felt, and a plot line to move forward. If the scenes that you have written so far seem a little lack lustre, you are not alone my friend. The ultimate goal of every scene […]

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Productive Master: How to be Productive at the Highest Level

  I can’t be the only one who has this question on a daily basis – “What can I do to increase how productive I am today?”. My goal today is to write 1000 words, but I also have two tiny minions demanding my attention, so therein lies my predicament. Attempting to focus my attention […]

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