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Today I Make Time to Write!


Claudia and I are nearly at the end of “Weddingarama.” We fly out tomorrow morning to celebrate a milestone birthday for my mom and to attend the last of six weddings in eight weeks (these last three weddings in three weeks). It is an honor it is to witness the most important day of our […]

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Is Your Writing Important Enough to Fight the Urgency Bully?


Does your writing have to settle for the dregs of your time and attention? It is always shoved into last place in the queue? If you frequently delay your writing because you’re bouncing from one urgency to another, your writing is the victim of the Urgency Bully. You can fight back! You can give your […]

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Blanche has Writer's Block

How to Cure Creative Constipation, aka Writer’s Block


The metaphor of constipation for writer’s block has been around for a long time… Back in 1992, Clarissa Pinkola Estés talked about creative constipation in her audio recording The Creative Fire (Sounds True). She defined creativity as psychic excrement that we all naturally produce and need to express daily. Otherwise psychic toxins build up, and voilà, […]

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What’s Your Writing Mountain?


Your big writing dream – a novel, short story collection, memoir, screenplay, chapbook, publishing a piece in a publication you admire or consistently posting to your blog – is your mountain. You can spend all your time staring up at the mountain, marveling at how high it is, how dangerous the weather looks, how amazing […]

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The More You Don’t Get Eaten by a Tiger: Guest Post by Deb Norton


I’ve been reading Deb Norton’s blog PartWild for a couple of years and I always find myself nodding along with her insights. We resonate. So I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you who follow BaneOfYourResistance also follow PartWild. When I read “The More You Don’t Get Eaten by a Tiger,” I nodded so vigorously, […]

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