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Five Non Writing Books That Improve Writing

I read a lot. Not surprising since I am a literature major and a writer, I suppose. However, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I discovered the magic of non-fiction work. Now my reading time is divided almost evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I can’t get enough of reading about what other people have researched and lived.

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Morning Pages Aren’t Just for Mornings

I don’t call my journaling practice “Morning Pages,” but that is the term introduced to me by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way. And almost all the avid journalers I know all journal in the morning, citing all kinds of benefits to their daily writing by journaling first thing. It was never or rarely a nightly routine.

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S2 E4: Failure and Reflection

Show Notes This episode is the last in the series for goal setting with compassion, but I will no doubt continue to talk about this. It is too important not to.  What do you do when you show up imperfectly, or “fail”? What does failure even mean? And how do both tie into reviewing and …

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My Word for 2022: Compassion

I selected my word of the year without much thought. An acquaintance on Instagram asked what our word was, and I immediately filled the little text box with the word, “Compassion.”

It’s not that I hadn’t been thinking about the word already, but I hadn’t thought about it in terms of guiding my entire year until I found myself typing it out on my phone in response to an Instagram story.

After hitting send, it seemed like the perfect word for 2022.

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Are We Giving Away Our Self-worth?

Scrolling through social media, as one does when they are avoiding something, a post slid onto the screen that intrigued me and made me, once again, question the ways we give away our self-worth. A giant in the self-publishing market has recently begun beta testing the option for authors to create hardcovers of their books. …

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