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A Story of Resistance … to Revision by Sandy Brehl

Dear writers, I’m delighted to welcome Sandy Brehl to the blog to tell the amazing story of how her new book, Odin’s Promise, was born! Enjoy, Rochelle, the Write Now! Coach   A Story of Resistance … to Revision by … Continue reading

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How to Focus and Write: A Lesson from Meditation Practice by Rochelle Melander

I probably should have guessed that starting an online meditation program during spring break would be challenging. But I’d set aside Monday to finish up work, so I believed I could sneak in the meditation between tasks. I pressed play, … Continue reading

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#WritersRead: Five Favorite Poetry Collections by JoAnn Early Macken

Dear Writers, A few weeks ago, I blogged about How to Use Poetry to Transform Your Writing. But author and poet JoAnn Early Macken says it so much better in today’s post about her favorite poetry collections. Read the post, … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: 7 Ways to Build a Business Around Your Book by Nina Amir

Dear Writers, I’m delighted to welcome my colleague Nina Amir to the blog to talk about how you can make money by creating a business around your book! Enjoy, Rochelle, the Write Now! Coach   7 Ways to Build a … Continue reading

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No One Cares About Your Book by Elizabeth Cole

Writers, Today, I’m thrilled to welcome author Elizabeth Cole to the blog. She’s known for her engaging regency novellas and her smart approach to indie publishing. Today’s she’s talking about something that none of us want to admit: no one … Continue reading

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Five Simple Tools for Taming Monkey Mind and Writing More by Rochelle Melander

Writing is not a matter of time, but a matter or of space. If you don’t keep space in your head for writing, you won’t write even if you have the time. ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer For weeks before the spinning … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: How to Break Into Travel Writing by Kristine Hansen

Hello writers, I’m delighted to welcome colleague and fellow writing teacher Kristine Hansen to the blog to talk about breaking into travel writing. If you like what she has to say, check out her bio—she’s offering a travel writing class … Continue reading

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How to Use Poetry to Transform Your Writing By Rochelle Melander

  Always be a poet, even in prose. —Charles Baudelaire Nearly every week, I teach poetry writing to children at the library. When they hear what we’re going to do, many panic: I can’t do that! I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Make Numbers Come Alive by Laura Laing

True confession: I have a huge math phobia. My dad’s a math professor, but no matter how he explained complicated concepts, it didn’t make sense to me. In college, I finally got interested in math when a teacher talked about … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Fool! Avoid these Social Media Blunders by Rochelle Melander

Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen. —Carlos Ruiz Zaffón Nearly every day, I see writers commit one of these foolish mistakes on multiple social media sites. But you don’t have to be one of them. Follow my advice … Continue reading

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