How to Write Smarter: 5 Basic Steps to Create a Writing Habit

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If you want to get more writing done or improve your skills, there's no easier way than by creating a writing habit. Even if you're starting out in the writing world or recently suffered from a dry spell, making a conscious effort to sit down and put words down seems like a monumental overtaking. If you're anything like me, you probably procrastinate. I'm infamous for prosrasticleaning my home, checking emails, and even twittering before I write. My point is that writing takes serious Continue Reading

9 Easy Morning Habits That Will Help You Write More

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Creative people love to wait until inspiration strikes. The problem is that no one really knows when this whim will take hold.

You may have felt this way before, waiting for the right moment to start your book, thinking that maybe next year you will have the skill and knowledge to know what to do with this great idea you have.

Yet, you never get to it.

The only way to truly write is to get the words down on the page. You can edit and change them later. But without the words, you have nothing. Continue Reading

11 Tips for the Best Self Care Sunday

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A day of rest and relaxation, Sunday is your perfect opportunity to practice self-care. Self-care Sundays show you how to put yourself first and start your week on the right foot. 
You're busy and you deserve (no, you need) a chance to recharge -- mind, body, and soul.
Otherwise, you're making a vain attempt to pour from an empty pitcher. You have to take care of yourself and your needs first.

 
I learned this firsthand when I started freelancing. I was working to build a business and Continue Reading

36 Things You Can Achieve In Under Two Minutes

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Do you ever feel like there's not enough time in the day, like you just can't get everything done, or like procrastination holds you back from accomplishing your goals?
I know I do, and it's amazing how many daily tasks I allow to slip through my fingers. No amount of to-do lists can keep me on track, so all the healthy habits I'd like to have in my life don't always stick.
Time management skills are pivotal to staying on track, but what does the concept really mean?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Continue Reading