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Staying Motivated

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success As a NaNoWriMo winner (she’s written 50,000-word novels every November since 2010), Kyrce Swenson knows about staying motivated and has advice we can all apply: Develop good habits:  To get your butt in the … Continue reading

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Savvy Strategies

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success Practical writing tips are a gift that keeps on giving and at a recent workshop called, “This Year, I’ll Win,” Kryce Swenson had plenty to share. Sponsored by my library and the Write … Continue reading

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Step Up

A story: Once upon a time, a young donkey looked at his grandpa and said, “How do I grow up to be just like you?” “Oh, that’s simple,” the grandpa replied. “All you have to do is to remember to … Continue reading

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Want Power

Finding the motivation to keep writing can be tough — especially when we’re working on a long-term project that requires a steady dose of stick-to-it-iveness. Anything that can help us sustain the mental energy and emotional stamina we need is … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit

Some mysterious urge has compelled me to share this pep talk in the form of a poem with you today. Perhaps someone reading this post is feeling low and will take heart from it. Maybe I need a boost myself. … Continue reading

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Passionate Completion

Here’s how one doctor described another outstanding doctor’s type of drive: “he has a passion for completion.” Wow! That phrase really caught my attention. A passion for completion — what does this mean, exactly? To my mind, it means more … Continue reading

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Great Motivator

Here’s a tip from Gilbert King, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove: Tell anyone who’ll listen to you about the project you’re working on. According to our boy Gilbert, this is a great motivator to keep writing … Continue reading

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Reader Contract

At a workshop a few years ago, I heard Jacqueline Sheehan, an accomplished novelist, talk about some of the approaches she used to keep herself motivated — not easy when writing a major piece of fiction! I liked one of … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness

I’ll never forget that obsessive guy George Steinbrenner talking about the mental toughness you needed to a Yankee (especially when he was in the driver’s seat!) Or Rudy Giuliani’s classic comment about being the mayor of New York City, which … Continue reading

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