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Stuck? Ask this Question by Rochelle Melander

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. —Aristotle No one loves criticism, rejection, or failure. But if you’re going to be a writer, you’re going to get a hefty dose of all three. Expecting it doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Protect Your Creative Energy: Three Tools by Rochelle Melander

Every single day she fought a war to get to her desk before her little bundle of energy had been dissipated, to push aside or cull through an intricate web of slight threads pulling her in a thousand different directions… … Continue reading

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Writers@Work Interview with June Melby by Rochelle Melander

Around my birthday, I wandered into my favorite Indie bookstore, Boswell Book Company (just blocks from my house!) and looked for a signed copy of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. I’d been eying it for weeks, waiting … Continue reading

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Writing Through Chaos: Three Tools by Rochelle Melander

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything. —John Irving Last week during the class I taught online (Three … Continue reading

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Overcome Unrealistic Expectations and Write by Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, Today at 7:00 PM CDT, I’ll be speaking at Nonfiction Writers’ University. I’ll be talking about Three Shifts You Must Make To Succeed As An Author. The class is free, but you must sign up here. We’re still … Continue reading

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Why You Need to Write-A-Thon! By Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, Today, we’re starting the July Write-A-Thon (and the second half of 2014!), and today’s tip talks about why you need to write-a-thon. If you want more support, follow the Write Now! Coach Facebook page for daily encouragement, and … Continue reading

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The Secret to Writing Success by Rochelle Melander

“…I had formed the habit of working in my studio almost every single day. Rain or shine, eager or dragging my feet, I just plain forced myself to work.” —Anne Truitt (Daybook, p. 126) When I was in second grade, I … Continue reading

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Three Secrets to a Happy (Writing) Life by Rochelle Melander

Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I’m beginning to panic: only a couple of people have signed up to Write-A-Thon with me in July. I don’t want to do this alone! If you’re contemplating writing your book this summer, here are … Continue reading

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Writing Outside the Box by Rochelle Melander

Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. —Deepak Chopra In a study published in Psychological Science, Angela Leung of Singapore Management University and her coauthors enacted the popular metaphor thinking “outside the box”. They created two … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Write-A-Thon?

Join the summer Write Now! Coach Write-A-Thon and get that project started or finished or anything in between. How does it work? Set your goal, follow the Write Now! Coach Facebook page for daily encouragement, and write! What kind of a … Continue reading

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