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How I Try to Tame the Shrieking Eel Otherwise Known as My Inner Critic

If you’ve seen or read The Princess Bride, you might be familiar with the shrieking eels. They shriek loudest just when they are about to do the most harm.  The same is true for our inner critic. It also yells the loudest when it is going to do the most harm. It tells us we are …

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2021 Reading Challenge and Giveaway

You probably don’t need an incentive to read more books, but I’ve always wanted to host a reading challenge, so here we are. This challenge is a no pressure way to have fun with your to-be-read pile and hopefully add a few authors you’ve never read before. I encourage you to select Indie Authors, people …

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Can Motivational Quotes Be Harmful?

I once loved inspirational and motivational quotes. I read them, shared them, read them some more, and maybe wrote one or two of my own. But I have noticed a less motivational side of these quotes. I’m not talking about the roll-your-eyes kind of quote, though my eyes have rolled after reading plenty of them. …

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How to Develop a Writing Habit

I just read another article about how to create a writing habit. It had all the same tips you normally read. Things like make a schedule, don’t make a schedule, create a writing space, set a timer, do writing sprints, find the right software, read a few books and BAM — you’ve got a routine. If only …

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Heresy Book Tour and Giveaway!

Heresy The Heretics Saga Book 1 by C.A. Campbell Genre: YA Dystopian   In Arcadia, being different is HERESY. Heresy is DEATH.   To survive, citizens must live, dress, and even love according to the United Council’s will. Their power is absolute—until a rebel bomb ignites at a national ceremony and unites the lives of …

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