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Mystery, Shadow, Cross: 3 Things Infertility Has Taught Me about Motherhood

Infertility is a unique vantage point to grapple with the meaning of motherhood! I was so glad when Sarah Wright​ at Orthodox Motherhood​ invited me to write a guest post today on her lovely blog because it was the perfect place to reflect on this. Here’s an excerpt: Christians believe that the world was changed…
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Introducing: Under the Laurel Tree

At long last, my newest book has made its way into the world! Find it here. A handful of years ago, my husband and I sat in a doctor’s office and were given some news that has forever changed us. Infertility is one of those things you think you understand until it enters your life…
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3 Things Infertility Taught Me about Writing

In honor of the book’s imminent release, I thought I’d kick the week off with a reflection on three of the many things infertility has taught me about writing.

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Abundance Mentality and Generous Writing MIDDLESODE (Ep 027)

Battling fears and scarcity mentality? Lean into generosity to cultivate more abundance in your writing life!

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Creative Crosstraining (Ep 026)

Fun ways to keep those creative muscles fresh without even breaking a sweat (unless you want to!).

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Writing Retreats At Home (Ep 025)

This summer, Sarah did a mini writing retreat at her home. Here’s how she did it, why, and how you can create something similar for yourself. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/)  Until next week, Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com

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Social Media for Writers (Ep 024)

Why use social media as a writer? Nicole and Sarah discuss two ways to approach the wild west of FB, Twitter, Instagram and more.

Writing With Depression: Why I Kicked My Daily Morning Writing Ritual (on Purpose)

***This post is part of the Writing with Depression series on this blog. Do you have an experience to share about writing with depression or other mental health issues? Submit a pitch for a guest post here!*** When trying to be a “real” writer (whatever that means), the most common piece of advice is to…
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Writing with Depression MIDDLESODE (Ep 023)

Despite being relatively depression savvy in other areas of my life, it’s taken me a while to recognize the unique ways depression affects my writing. In this week’s middlesode, I share my experience of being a writer who struggles with depression. If that’s you, too, I hope you’ll share your journey! Resources Writing with Depression…
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We’re Back! (Ep 022)

In this episode, Sarah and Nicole talk about their writing summers and share what they’ve recently learned about submitting book proposals and finishing book projects. Plus, a tip and tool about Google Voice. Resources we mention in this episode: Nicole’s new blog series on writing with depression: https://www.nicoleroccas.com/1240-2/ Google Voice: https://voice.google.com Alternatives for people outside…
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