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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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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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Connect and Write More by Rochelle Melander

The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny; whose attitude is: “Tell me more.” —Brenda Ueland Last week, I met with a writing friend for … Continue reading

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The Power of Saying No by Rochelle Melander

At the beginning of summer, the days feel open and full of possibility. I feel like I can do it all—and still write. Of course I can’t. When I try to do too much and say yes to obligations that … Continue reading

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How to Tackle a Huge Writing Project by Rochelle Melander

13 May 2014 Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, This past weekend, I ran my first 5K, Run Like a Mother. I didn’t burn up the route but I finished, beating my best training time. The cool part: I had fun. … Continue reading

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Get Past Stuck: The Magic Questions by Rochelle Melander

Many of my friends talk about the Target effect. Has it happened to you? It’s like this: we go in with a plan to purchase a specific item, usually something practical like hand soap. Somewhere in the middle of the … Continue reading

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