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Advice from the Masters: Keep Writing by Rochelle Melander

Our summer ended with a trio of crises. The car stalled, and despite multiple expensive trips to the dealer, we couldn’t fix it. The dog ate a pile of stones, and even though we tried to save the little guy, … Continue reading

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Listening for Voices by Rochelle Melander

Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same … Continue reading

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Three Hurdles to Writing Your Book (And How to Overcome Them) by Rochelle Melander

He would like to be capable of writing as he thinks, quickly, without effort, the word as agile and dynamic as athletes in a race, jumping over hurdles, one after the other, go, go, go, flying towards the finishing post, … Continue reading

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Set Your Writing Goals by Rochelle Melander

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. —W. Clement Stone Effective teachers enter the classroom with a set of learning objectives—information, techniques, … Continue reading

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Review Your (Writing) Life by Rochelle Melander

If you change nothing, nothing will change. It still feels like summer, the hot and humid air leaves me breathless, desiring only to sit on the porch, drink lemonade, and read books. But the calendar reminds me that Labor Day … Continue reading

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Three Tools to Boost Your Creativity by Rochelle Melander

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. —Albert Einstein In 2006, I launched Dream Keepers, a writing program for at risk children and teens in Milwaukee. Since then, I’ve taught at dozens of libraries, … Continue reading

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Make Interruptions Work for You by Rochelle Melander

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. —George Bernard Shaw I don’t know about you, but I’m addicted to finishing tasks and crossing them off my to-do list. Even when I’m writing … Continue reading

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Why You Need Interruption-Free Writing Time by Rochelle Melander

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. —Albert Camus New research by Cyrus Foroughi, a PhD candidate out of George Mason University, suggests that small interruptions decrease our ability to write well. … Continue reading

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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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