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Balance From A Stack of Cards: Guest Post by Susan Gaines Sevilla


One of my coaching clients is in an exciting and expansive place with her novel after years of feeling stuck. She has such wonderful insights, I asked her if she’d be willing to describe what’s working so well for her in a guest post. Since this post first appeared, Susan has made excellent progress and […]

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Dream the Ideal Balance of Outline and Draft


The three previous posts highlight the importance of scouting your route without over-scouting it. You want the benefits of knowing where you’re going so you don’t lay down tracks that keep leading you in the wrong direction without getting trapped in over-analysis, spending more time scouting than you do skiing/writing. If you fail to scout, […]

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But Don’t Over-scout the Route


The previous two posts highlighted the dangers of pushing off a ski slope or a writing project without knowing where you’re going. But there is such a thing as knowing too much. Imagine that after you untangle your skies and trudge back to the top of the hill, you see other skiers discussing your disastrous […]

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