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Why I Don’t Want to Niche

Every single expert marketer will tell you to niche. Find something that you enjoy writing about and write about it, and only that, so you can become an expert in that area. It gives you more credibility and makes it easier for people to find you. I understand that logic, and I’ve seen it work. […]

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Why I Block Tasks Not Time

Blocking time doesn’t work for me. Blocking tasks works better. One of the most common productivity hacks is blocking time. The act of blocking out time on your calendar for a specific task. You are making an appointment with yourself, so you are more likely to follow through. I’ve read this tip for how to

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How I Learned I was a Writer

“It was a night like this one — the worst night of my life.” When I heard those words come out of my 5th grade teacher’s mouth, I was elated. They were my words. Words I wrote for a writing assignment. Words she selected to share with the class. The story was about a bear

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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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Five Instagram Content Ideas for Writers

Instagram is a visual platform relying on beautiful images to catch the attention of the everyday scroller. Many creatives have found wonderful success on IG, especially photographers and visual artists. It seems exceptionally suited for their creative outlets. But what about those of us who are word artists, aka writers? I’ve often heard writers ask

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