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How to Clear Clutter and Write by Rochelle Melander

17 February 2015 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I made the mistake of going on Facebook before writing this morning. Oops. I was immediately hooked by several news stories unfolding around the world. Then my phone rang. And the dog … Continue reading

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How to Make Time to Write (Even if You Work Full Time) by Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, What gets in the way of your writing? If you need support around something, send me a note and let me know: rochelle@writenowcoach.com. Who knows? I may cover your obstacle at the Write Now! Mastermind class later this … Continue reading

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Eliminate This Obstacle and Finish Your Book by Rochelle Melander

Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn’t finding an idea, it’s choosing one. —Jo Linsdell When I meet with new clients, I ask: “What one project would you like to finish by the end of … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo: How to Write More by Rochelle Melander

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves. –Brenda Ueland I headed into National Novel Writing Month knowing that I … Continue reading

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Five Tools to Clear Your Mind and Write by Rochelle Melander

With all that’s been going on this month, I’ve done little more than skip from task to task, crossing items off my mental to-do list. When I take my daily walk—time I usually set aside to plan my writing day—I’m … 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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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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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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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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