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Writers Arm Yourselves with Resistance Fighting Tools: Guest Post by Dave Chesson


  I’m pleased to introduce author and entrepreneur Dave Chesson as this week’s guest blogger. When Dave’s not light saber dueling with little jedi or sipping tea with princesses, he tests new book marketing tactics and helps authors improve their book sales. On his blog Kindlepreneur.com, Dave explains that he spent more than $15,000 in […]

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Top 10 Routes thru Writer’s Resistance: Guest Post by C. L. Blacke


When I read C. L. Blacke’s blog about cultivating a writing practice, I knew you’d want to learn more about her routes around, over and through resistance. C.L. reports that, in the early years, trying to overcome writing resistance “felt like smashing my head against a wall and expecting it to move.” When she finally […]

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5 Ways a Sacred Bath can Float You Past Writers Block: Guest Post by Paulette Kouffman Sherman


One of my favorite routes through Incubation is a long soak in a hot bath. It just feels so good. Dr. Paulette Sherman explains how to make a simple bath more effective in her upcoming book, The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit (Llewellyn, August 2016) and she shares the […]

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The Ultimate Tool for Getting Pantsers Through Their Resistance to Plotting: Guest Post by Joel D Canfield


In Part 1 of this two-part guest post from Joel D Canfield, Joel highlighted the limitations of trying to write book-length prose SOLELY by the seat of your pants. In this post, he explains how he structures a story without losing the benefits of “pantsing.” Joel is the author of fourteen books and the Someday […]

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How My Writing Process Saved the Day, and How it Can Save Yours: Guest Post by Joel D Canfield


Once again, author and author consultant Joel D Canfield made an intriguing comment, this time on the question of Who Gets More Creative Flow: Planners or Pantsers, so I invited him to expand his comment into this guest post. Joel is the author of fourteen books and the Someday Box blog for those who want to […]

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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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Exiting the Land of Guilt: Guest Post by Janet Brook


Janet Brook, writing as J.L. Brook, is the author of Trickster’s Wind a Young Adult Fantasy about magic, mayhem and chaos, three words that describe her writing journey as well. Hoping to inspire other writers to persevere, she shares how she overcame roadblocks with persistence and short drives (aka baby steps). I learned to sabotage […]

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Fight Prolonged Resistance with Prolonged Persistence: Guest Post by Sammi Soutar


Sammi Soutar, former business owner and investigative journalist, has taught creative writing and facilitated writers’ groups and roundtables. She is currently revising her first novel and tells me she keeps a copy of Around the Writer’s Block with her at all times. But that’s not why I invited her to share this post with us. […]

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A Fool’s Errand or a Worthy Risk? Guest Post by Ellen Shriner


Every writer I know has to respond to the big D: Doubt. If we don’t respond effectively when Doubt comes to call, it can open the door for the Saboteur and all manner of writer’s resistance. Which is why I so appreciated Ellen Shriner’s perspective on doubt and how to respond to it. I think […]

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What Must We Be in Want Of? Guest Post by Cia McAlarney


When Cia McAlarney, one of my coaching clients, shifted a Jane Austen quote to reflect our current obsession with electronics and what it does to us as writers, I knew I wanted to feature her insights on the topic in this guest post. Cia is editor of the Riverdale Hamlet Hub, an online news service. […]

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