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Ten Reasons to Invest in 15 Magic Minutes


Are you feeling guilty because you’re not writing for hours or jotting thousands of words a day? There’s no need. Instead of sweating the details, try 15 Magic Minutes. Note: Originally published on The Huffington Post. Reprinted with new graphics. You can do anything that advances your writing in those 15 Magic Minutes. I’ve had […]

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Make Writing as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth


It’s all about the habit…

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Seven Reasons Writers Need Habits More Than Discipline


Forget about discipline and will power. What writers really need are habits. Here’s why. All the really cool writers have habits: Maya Angelou, E.B. White, Ernest Hemingway, Steven King, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, JK Rowling.  (We can only guess what habits EL James employs… no wait, I’d rather not.) Habits get stronger every time […]

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Eight Essentials Every Writer Must Master


1.  Show up! The other seven essentials will tell you what to do when you show up, but the most important step is to devote time to writing. Everything comes from simply showing up consistently. You must have the integrity to honor a clearly stated writing commitment. I’m NOT suggesting you have to write for […]

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Announcement: Full Lineup of Online and In-Person Fall Classes at the Loft Open for Registration with New and Improved Database


The Loft’s new database allows you to search for classes by teaching artist, genre, course level, course duration, location or starting month. So if you want to see what classes I’m teaching, you just go to http://www.loft.org/adult-classes and select Bane, Rosanne from the Teaching Artist drop down list and click Find Classes. Or use any […]

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Poop on Writer’s Block Part 3: A Habit of Love


(In Part 1, we identified the Poop Principle; in Part 2, we saw how love brings us back to our writing.) We love writing (or love at least a significant part of writing), yet we all have excuses and ways to avoid writing. Why this is so puzzled me for years. I explored and reflected […]

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Weird Warm-ups


For many writers, the first minutes of writing are the hardest. A weird warm-up gets you through those challenging first minutes.

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7 Reasons to Write with Me This Summer


Number 1 Reason to write with Rosanne Bane this summer: You’ll feel great about the progress you make with your writing and your writing habits. Read the rest of the blog to learn the other 6 reasons.

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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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Announcement: Meet Me at the Writer’s Buffet


What counts as Process and why is it so important? How does creative play help me get to my writing? What kind of Self-care does a writer need? How should I structure my Product Time to get the most out of it? I’ll answer these and any other questions you might have about how my […]

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