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Three Myths that Cause Writer’s Block


This morning while I walked the dogs in the park, a young man sat on a park bench playing riffs on his trumpet. Because I’m an introvert, I often have more involved conversations with strangers in my head than I do in reality. In my head, I said, “I used to play trumpet. But I’m […]

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Avoid the Shoulds that Cause Writer’s Block


Writer’s resistance often comes from fear, but sometimes it comes from not understanding and respecting the creative process and our own unique way of working within that process. We can get so wrapped up in how we think we should write and worried that we’re doing it wrong that we cause the anxiety that triggers […]

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