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10 Time Management Tips for Fiction Writers

Today’s guest post is by Juliet Dreamhunter.

Let’s be real: there’s a tiny black hole in the bottom drawer of your writing desk, isn’t there? One that greedily devours minutes and hours while you wrestle with a plot twist or a stubborn character refusing to cooperate.

Fiction writing is no walk in the park—it’s a labyrinth of creativity and practicality, where every corner turned has you running into a wall of time constraints.

The world doesn’t pause for you to breathe life into your stories: the dishes need washing, the bills require paying, and the inbox awaits your attention.

What if you could navigate this labyrinth more effectively?

In this article, I’ll share 10 time management tips I learned over the years as a certified goal success coach. They will help you make the writing process less frustrating so you can write that masterpiece while still enjoying your life! Continue Reading…

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing My First Novel

Today’s post is by Luke Lovelady.

Writing your first novel is without a doubt the most simple, fun, and stress-free project you will undertake.

*Cue the damaged writers laughing in the background*

Okay, while it might not be any of those things, there is truly poetic beauty that comes with grappling with the daunting task of writing your first novel.

The feeling of holding a written piece of work that you slaved months (maybe years) pouring your heart and soul into is like no other feeling in the world.

From my experience, writing my first manuscript in high school came with countless wasted hours meditating over seemingly pointless details.

If I had simply taken the time to comprehend some basic ideologies from experienced authors, I would have saved countless hours and a bit of mental stability. Continue Reading…

How Writers Can Adopt a Success Mind-Set

Many writers I work with have completed a first draft of a manuscript. But they have never taken the next steps to get it edited, published, and marketed. They are standing in their own way.

You may or may not know what your roadblocks are. Maybe you don’t want to know. Yep, they’re ugly, massive, intimidating, even mean. But I’ll tell you a secret: they’re really made of tissue paper. If you have the proper sword—the success mind-set—you can slice through those obstacles no problem.

What’s the success mind-set? Glad you asked.

A success mind-set is all about believing positive possibilities for yourself. This is not blind optimism and does not mean you should believe that you can do everything. It involves having a reasonable attitude about yourself and your abilities. It’s about being nice to yourself and using positive self-talk.

There’s a fine balance that successful people develop between pushing themselves to achieve and accepting their limitations. It takes experience and discernment to determine how to set high but attainable expectations of yourself. Continue Reading…

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