Four Ways Journaling Can Positively Change Your Life

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“The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”  ~ Virginia Woolf We all have busy lives that take us in many different directions throughout the day. Before we know it, it is time to go to bed, wake up and do it all over again. Sometimes our days can […]

Why I Do What I Do

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“There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why” ~ William Barclay It is important to take a step back and spend some time with the question, Why do I do what I do? When we ask ourselves this, we become clearer in our thoughts, […]

3 Tips to Simplify Your Writing Practice

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Do you ever feel like writing is harder than it should be? Writing can be difficult—it is difficult to get into the flow, difficult to organize our ideas, and when we do get writing, doubt settles in and our writing can come to a halt. There are all kinds of things to worry about when […]

What to Write About When You Have Lots of Ideas

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 “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas” ~ Linus Pauling Those of us who are called to write can, at times, have more inspiration than we know what to do with. This inspiration might come as story ideas, memories, observations, conversations, musings. However, having a lot of […]

Doubt Is The Writer’s Troll (How To Defeat It!)

I begin writing by feeling inspired, motivated and with an idea that is pushing on my insides, full of potential, wanting and needing to be expressed. The words start flowing, and my fingers dance across the keyboard. However, inevitably, my fingers begin to slow-down and eventually they come to a complete stop. I feel deflated, […]

Don’t Know What to Write? This Will Change That

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We want to write, we want to meet our goals, we want to have our words come to the page effortlessly and excitedly. However, we all have the inevitable days when we don’t have any clue what to write about. We know we should be moving forward, but we don’t know how. Our thoughts come […]

My First Video Post! What does it mean to be Finally Writing?

I am so excited to share with you my first video blog! I am trying something new here and thought I would take the opportunity to share with you what it really means to be Finally Writing. Also, you get a super helpful tool to immediately get aligned with your writing and flow. let me […]

5 Rules to Meet Your Writing Goals

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Do you have a writing goal? Maybe you would like to write 1,500 words a day, or write everyday, or have a book done by the end of the year, or just get one started. We feel strongly about what we want to to create or we feel the strong urge to create. However, too […]

What Writing a Horrible First Draft Reveals About You

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“Books and stories aren’t written—they are rewritten.” – Barnaby Conrad You finally start writing. You are underway and when you finish you realize you have a mess on your hands. The words are unpolished, your grammar is awful, your story doesn’t make sense. Your sentences run on for days. Your organization is confusing and would […]

Can’t Keep Up? 8 Ways to Simplify Your Writing Practice

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You set up a goal to write everyday. It is time to get serious. You have begun writing and enjoy it. You hit a stride–your blank screen fills with words. Your journal starts holding new weight from all the ink you’ve dropped on the pages. And then… Then your busy life starts creeping back in. […]