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Ep 002: 3 Things to Love About the Messy Middle

Like it or not, the messy middle is where we spend most of our time as writers. If you don’t find something to love about it, you’ll burn out pretty quickly. In the thick of Book #2, in this episode of the WoW podcast, I share what I’ve come to appreciate about the middle phase.…
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3 Things to Love about the “Messy Middle” of Writing

Like it or not, this is where we spend most of our time as writers. If you can’t find something of value about the middle, it will seem that much more arduous.

Welcome to Writing on Wednesdays! (Ep 001)

In this episode, we discuss what inspired us to start the podcast: our 10+ year friendship that has revolved around writing, our mutual passion for self-improvement and refining processes, and this quote from Scott Belsky’s book The Messy Middle.

Introducing: The Writing on Wednesdays Podcast!

So excited to announce that the Writing on Wednesdays podcast will launch on February 13, 2019! If you’re looking for a way to make your writing life more actionable, sustainable, and just plain pleasant, this podcast is for you.  Writing on Wednesdays is a podcast about building a healthy and sustainable writing process from beginning…
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“Minerals!”: What Improv Comedy is Teaching Me about Writing

One of the mantras in improv is “There are no mistakes!”

Three Things I Learned from “Failing” my LifeScore Assessment

Nearly every year around this time, I take the free LifeScore Assessment by leadership mentor Michael Hyatt. It’s a quick (5-10 mins max) way to get a bird’s eye view of your life–from family to financial, social to spiritual areas. I use it as an end-of-year inventory to help set more targetted personal and professional…
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Rebuilding My Author Site 3 Times in 3 Years: 3 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

If you’ve been following this website for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that it looks a little different than it did a month ago. Depending on how long you’ve been around (hi mom!), you may also recall that this is the third makeover to grace this site in as many years. So, the…
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Using the 6+2 Week Template

Yesterday, I posted a free project management template for writers inspired by Jason Fried’s 6+2 Week system. Here is the original post in case you missed it. Today I’ll break down the template and explain how to use it. How to Use the 6+2 Week Template At the top of the template, fill in the…
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Focusing Ideas through Generous Writing

It’s happened to all of us. We start writing with a crisp idea of what we want to say. As we venture into the details, however, we get lost–in the minutiae, in a sense of personal inadequacy, or in fear and shame. Maybe we simply get lost in the research, lost in everything we know…
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A Free Project Management Template for Writers

If you’re like me, you find the project management side of creative work to be… Wait, what’s project management? My point exactly. For years, I’ve been trying to find a project management strategy that worked. The biggest challenge is finding a timeframe that suits creative work. Yearly and often even quarterly targets seem too distant…
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