Category Archives for Writing Your Book

New year new…?

Within the haze of end-of-year parties and admist the overindulgence of the festive feasting period glows an ember.​The glimmer of an idea.The hope that perhaps this year will be different.Maybe this

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Why your projects are always late…

The optimism bias — what it is, and how to beat it so you can finish your book“It’ll take me a week, max, to do the final edit on my book,” I declared.Oh, how I’m laughing, hollowly and bitterly,

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The morning monster cure

Despite all my best intentions, I am truly horrible at getting up early in the morning.​For a few months, I tried to be a 5 am person.There were a few of us in a mentoring group and we decided we wanted

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Derek the donkey thinks learning BJJ is hard

The Splendour Of Hard Things

It’s much easier to laze around on the sofa than it is to stand up and do the thing you need to do.Right? I'm extremely talented at lazing around, half-in and half-out of a box of Quality Street.We’re

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Don’t write like you speak!

​Oh my gosh, how many times have I heard the advice "write like you speak"?(So many, that if I had a spoon for every time I heard it, I'd never run out of teaspoons again. What happens to teaspoons?

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? Haunted by horrific howlers

Staring in horror at the book in front of me, my heart stopped for a moment.Hell, the whole world stopped – and I wondered if it'd ever start up again.I could not believe what I was seeing: the table

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4 Lurking Horrors That’ll Kill Your Book

Quick SummaryBeware the spooks, ghouls, and monsters lurking in the shadows, waiting to destroy your book…Ghosts, ghouls, and demons aren’t real, of course — but that doesn’t mean you and your

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Your Pencils Could Always Be Sharper

Photo by Ramakant Sharda on UnsplashQuick SummaryHave you ever heard that answer in job interviews?The one that makes you feel faintly like defenestrating the guilty party who says, "Oh,

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Writer’s Block Is A Big Hairy LIE

Quick SummaryHave you ever been stuck? Staring at the Blank Page of Doom in despair?Yep, me too.Have you ever blamed it on "writer's block"?Yep, me too.Here's the thing, though: there's no such thing as

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How Talking To Your Clients Helps You Beat The Blank Page

Quick SummaryWriter’s block is a myth.It’s a condition invented by people who aren’t willing to sit down and Do The Work. It’s a syndrome concocted by those who believe in the Inspiration Fairy.

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