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Batch-Writing Blog Posts: Ideas and Strategies (Ep 011)

It’s that time of the week again! Today we’re talking about the strategy of batch-writing blog posts, plus Nicole will share about an app she uses to avoid getting sucked into Facebook, and we’ll both give a brief update of our respective writing lives. So get your pens ready, pull up a chair, and join…
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Headspace for Writers: Mindfulness and Creativity (Middlesode)

How the Headspace app can help writers battle the restless energy of creativity.

Boundaries for Writers: What are they and why are they important?

I will never forget that week. After a speaking engagement that had been draining in every possible way, all I wanted to do was catch a quick flight home and lay in bed for weeks. Instead, I sat through a 13-hour layover in a city only 2 hours away from where I lived, and then…
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5 Boundaries Every Writer Should Have (Ep 009)

We know boundaries are important, but what do they mean for writers?

3 Strategies for Healthier Writing

3 strategies for a healthier writing life.

Reading “The Healthy Writer”

Building a happy and sustainable writing life requires attending to our whole selves, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

The Strategy of Low-Hanging Fruit (Middlesode)

Here’s one way to decide when to do easy tasks, a.k.a. low hanging fruit: postpone them for as long as possible, and do them when you have a low-energy day. If they are something you need to do sooner rather than later, then save them for a time of day when you have lower energy.…
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Getting Big Projects Done, and the Strategy of Pre-Book Talks (Ep 007)

Here’s how Sarah and I manage big writing projects using planners and calendars, and how those tools integrate with time cycles like days, weeks, and quarters (or *not* quarters). And Nicole shares how a pre-book talk helped her get a fresh take on her book manuscript. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook…
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Getting Sucked In: The Dangers of Cognitive Tunneling (Middlesode)

Do you ever get sucked into the minutiae of writing projects? This week Nicole reflects on the dangers of cognitive tunneling and how to beat it. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/) Until next week, happy writing! Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com

Write Like an Onion! (Ep 005)

A weird but useful writing strategy, especially for crunch times!