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New Book Update: Why I Need to Postpone My Novel


Sometimes postponing is a form of resistance, but in this case, postponing is the first step in resolving resistance. I don’t want to, but I really need to move a few projects from my Current Projects list to my Someday list. So with regret, I’m postponing my new fiction project. I still play with the […]

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Step Away From the Marshmallow Part 2


In more recent versions of the Marshmallow Test, Walter Mischel tells children to pretend the marshmallow is only a picture of a marshmallow or a fluffy cloud. The children who employ their imagination could wait three times longer than kids who didn’t use their imagination. “Once you realize that will power is just a matter […]

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When Your Writing Is Stuck, Hold On


Pam McAlister (who we met in the previous post When Your Writing Is Stuck, Let Go) was able to let go of expectations because she had assumptions to hold on to. She assumed she would keep honoring her writing commitments, she assumed she had people to rely on and she assumed her writing had purpose. […]

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Writer’s Block Can’t Hit a Moving Target


That’s the magic of taking even just a small step: movement begets movement. Just one email can trigger an avalanche of activity. The trick, of course, is to make sure you’re moving in the right direction. But if you’re feeling immobilized by resistance, just about any movement is a good idea. It’s a lot easier to adjust the direction when you’re moving than it is from a dead stop.

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Announcement: New Coaching Opportunities (to Resolve Writer’s Block)


Now that I’ve completed the first draft of Around the Writer’s Block, I can open a few more coaching appointment times to new clients. I enjoy coaching as much as I enjoy drafting (the way you love your kids or pets in different, but equal ways), so I’m delighted to be able to open my […]

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Openings and Opportunities


Openings and opportunities for writers who want accountability and encouragement to honor their commitments, reach their targets and accomplish goals.

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Reason 11


By Rosanne Bane Someone once told me there’s the reason you think you do something and then there’s the REAL reason you do something. It might just be that the real reason I show up to write five days a week is because: #11 I’m accountable. I simply will not tell the students in my […]

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