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#HumpDayReviews: Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit by Steven Pressfield

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Over the weekend, I downloaded a free copy of Steven Pressfield's latest book, Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit, and tore through it. I highly recommend it to all writers, especially those who are just starting out – whether that's starting from the very beginning, or stepping into a new genre. I'm definitely going to be recommending it to all of my editing clients! So what's so great Continue Reading...

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Reaching Your Goals

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In keeping with my theme this week of celebrating reaching my 100,000 word goal for the year (6 whole months early, woohoo!), I've decided to make a list of the top 10 ways you can celebrate reaching your goals. The goals being celebrated don't have to be as monumental as writing 100,000 words, though; you should celebrate every milestone in your life! So, here are a few favorites... 10. Treat Continue Reading...

How to set up an accountability group & get shit done #MondayMotivation

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I've been exploring different types of motivational tools, tips and tricks recently, and by far one of the most useful is the Accountability Group. In case you've never heard of them, the basic idea of an accountability group is to form a small group of people with similar goals, who will work together to keep everyone on task. Sounds simple, right? Simple, maybe. Easy? Nope! But, as Continue Reading...

Friday the 13th and other (writing) superstitions

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It's Friday the 13th! You know what's funny? I don't consider myself a particularly superstitious person, but Friday the 13th still holds a mysterious symbolism for me. I don't necessarily equate it with anything evil or dangerous, personally, and the number 13 doesn't strike me as particularly lucky or unlucky. (Indeed, I find it funny that people stopped labeling the 13th floors of buildings Continue Reading...

Violence in Chicago: Do #BlackLivesMatter? #AtoZChallenge

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Visitors to Chicago may rightly ask: What's the deal with all the gun violence? When you've got Spike Lee making a movie about your city's levels of shootings, and an international nickname like "Chi-raq," I think it's important to shine a light on this issue, and not just skim over it like it doesn't exist. They say Black Lives Matter. But in Chicago, it really doesn't seem like anyone Continue Reading...