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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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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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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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How to Write Through Doubt by Rochelle Melander

Remember these things. Work with all your intelligence and love. Work freely and rollickingly as though they were talking to a friend who loves you. Mentally (at least three or four times a day) thumb your nose at all know-it-alls, … Continue reading

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Stuck? Write Out of Order By Rochelle Melander

Genius is finding the invisible link between things. —Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, wrote all of his novels on 3 x 5 index cards. Each day as he began his writing period, he would shuffle the cards until … Continue reading

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Are You Writing at the Wrong Time of Day? By Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, Last week, Chuck Wendig wrote a great post on the quantity and quality of self-published books, Slushy Gut Slog: Why the Self-Publishing S$*t Volcano is a Problem.  He said, “An author on Facebook the other day noted, quite … Continue reading

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Who Else Wants to Restart the New Year? by Rochelle Melander

My husband has long said that January is the worst time to start a New Year, especially if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. January means short days, cold air, and an abundance of chores. It’s hard to feel hopeful … Continue reading

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Set Your Writing Goals for 2014 by Rochelle Melander

Finding yourself doesn’t require that you fly to Tibet, join a convent, or build a meditation room. Just consistently keep a minimal commitment to empty time.  —Martha Beck You’ve done a lot of thinking about what you want to achieve … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Assets by Rochelle Melander

When we recognize and appreciate our assets, we transform our thinking. Instead of seeing needs and deficiencies, we see gifts and strengths. We transform negatives into positives. We see our cup as half-full. —Luther Snow (The Power of Asset Mapping … Continue reading

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The Scavenger Hunt by Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, How did the reckoning go? I hope you were able to discern what brought you joy! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read about it here. ) Today we continue our journey toward … Continue reading

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