Okay, here’s the deal: writers sort of have the best job ever. We actively live in our own imaginations, daydreaming about our characters, their antics, and the story world they live in.
We can read and watch what we want and call it research. Oh, and let’s not forget that every bizarre search gets a pass, be it breaking and entering 101 or how to dispose of a body with chemicals or how to poison your spouse. LIFE IS GOOD.
Of course, it’s not all zombies and rainbows, is it? Writing can be hard when family members aren’t supportive, rejection letters pile up and smother us with self-doubt, or the day job, life responsibilities, and unexpected bills add pressure and make us feel guilty for the time we invest in writing (especially if we aren’t earning yet).
And unfortunately, when our positive mindset goes, creativity can follow. It’s true: the life of a writer has ups and downs, highs and lows. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, which is why we need to practice self-care and come up with a plan for dealing with the inevitable turbulence.
Whatever you need help with, we can help you get back on track to becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Writer. Success awaits!
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Mastering Words: Ways to Evolve as a Writer
Overcoming Imposter’s Syndrome
Struggling with & Regaining Confidence in Your Writing
Letting Go of Expectations
Angela’s Tips for a Happier Writing Life
How to Stop Self-Doubt from Holding Back Your Writing
Ignoring that Critical Inner Voice
Writing Process, or the Product…Which Do You Focus on and Why?
What is Writer’s Burnout?
Writer’s Key to Success: Making Your Own Luck
Heinlein’s Rules of Writing to Achieve Success
Turn Writer’s Envy into Energy
Need a Creative Kick in the Pants? Read This!
How to Boost Your Creative Mindset Naturally
Nipping Creative Fear in the Bud
Managing Your Inner Editor
One Stop for Writers’ Idea Generator
One Stop for Writers Descriptive Thesaurus Database
Ditch Writer’s Block
Productivity Tricks and Tips
How to Write More Words (Especially Good for NaNoWriMo)
5 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Finish Your Book
How to Protect Your Writing Time
When Your Writing Routine Goes Poof
How to “Gamify” Your Writing Life
Pound Out the Words via Writing Sprints
Juggling Parenting and Writing
One Stop for Writers Productivity Hack Tip Sheet
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Story coaching can be expensive, so we designed step-by-step story roadmaps at our sister site, One Stop for Writers. Whether you are planning, writing, or revising, these will help you get from your first idea to a publish-ready novel. Our site also contains all the tools and resources you will need at each step, saving you endless hours of frustration. If you like, take the free trial for a spin to see just how much easier storytelling can be.