How to write your way out of the chokehold of shoulds

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Two of the most damaging words in the English language are “I should.” I should be able to… I should be more like… I should be focusing on… I should feel… I should. I should. I should. All of the shoulds are so loud at…
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8 Reasons Writer's Block is Kicking Your Butt (and how to defeat it)

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I am a writer. It’s a core part of my identity. But lately, I've been struggling with writer's block. And today when I woke up, I knew. I knew that I needed to jump back into it. I was kick of writer's block kicking my butt. So I sat…

How to Write Unforgettable Blog Posts

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Before we get started, here’s my warning: Writing powerful posts has much more to do with you than it does with anything I share here. There are no formulas you can follow to make you a powerful writer. A decent writer, sure. An engaging…

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Write Your Truth

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Does this sound familiar…? You carve out some precious minutes of your day to write a blog post. You make a cup of delicious coffee to sip while you’re writing it. Then you open your laptop and get ready to write a brilliant blog…

How to Fall Deliriously in Love With Writing (Again)

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Pour yourself a cup of steaming coffee (or tea) and make it strong. Pull up a chair (one of those cozy ones that you can really sink into). Take a seat. Get comfortable. It’s story time. This story is about me (and I want you to read…

43 Creators Share How to Find Your Voice Online

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Do you feel like you've found your voice online? Many say it's a lifelong task to truly find your voice as a blogger, business owner and creator. I've been writing since I was 4 years old. I would tell my mom stories as she dutifully wrote…

How I Lost My Blogging Voice and Found it Again

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I’ve been a writer ever since I was a toddler. My mom had me tell her stories, and then she would write them down. But when I was 12 years old, I fell completely in love with writing. I would sit at my parents’ old Macintosh and write…

9 Secrets to Writing Like a Pro

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Want to become a better writer? Even though it may seem difficult to write well, there are a few simple things you can do to dramatically improve your writing in a short time. These principles apply to any genre. Whether you are blogging,…

8 Pit Stops on the Road to a Better Blog

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Blogging is an adventure. One that requires perseverance, passion, curiosity, and a plan for the journey ahead. Kind of like a road trip. And in order to arrive at your destination (in this case, a blog that you can't stop thinking about…

How to Write a Terrific Tutorial Post

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In first grade, each of my classmates and I had to go up to the front of the classroom and guide our teacher through a tutorial. I remember watching one of the boys teach Rondi how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I am pretty…

How to Delight your Readers with Every Blog Post

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I took the picture above at a restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches. From the front of the restaurant, it just looks like a little divey place. But being Yelp addicts, my husband and I couldn't pass up a 4.5 star grilled…

The incredibly powerful results of writing your story

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Every Tuesday evening for the past 5 weeks, I've met with 7 other women in a writing group. We sit around my friend Rachel's low table in her apartment in midtown Miami. We eat fruit off of small ceramic plates. We write, and then we share,…