December Resolutions (Alina Chase)

TIME & MOTIVATION December Resolutions By Alina Chase December is the perfect time to rethink what we write and why we write and, perhaps, why we don’t write as often or as creatively as our inner critics think we should. Have we lost interest in or outgrown our initial plans and projects, or are we […]

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Productive Pastimes – 3 Morale-Boosting Exercises

By Alina Chase If your fiction is fizzling, your blog is “blah” or you just can’t stop surfing long enough to finish (or start) your latest project, maybe all you need is an ego boost. Try these creative exercises to broaden your perspective, renew your enthusiasm—and give yourself some well-earned kudos. 1-Write Rave Reviews No […]

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MOTIVATION: Productive Pastimes

By Alina Chase When you need well-deserved downtime, instead of completely shutting your creative brain down with mind-numbing movies or games, make quality time with your favorite (and least favorite) authors a creative learning experience. Read A Great Book—Again. It’s relaxing, entertaining and motivating. For a quick shot of inspiration, read a few bookmarked passages […]

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Writing Is Like Love

Sometimes writing gives me the greatest feeling in the world. Everything makes sense, anything is possible. Looking at your WIP is like looking in a mirror that clearly reflects your intentions. Writing is effortless and time flies by. You are happy and energized. The world is a wonderful place. These feelings are very like the […]

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You Resemble a Nobel Prize Winner

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” ― Nelson Mandela (from Goodreads) — Nelson Mandela is an activist who became President of South Africa and now is a statesman who has […]

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Rebel With Your Writing

Rebel (Photo credit: just.Luc) To be a successful rebel writer it helps to… Have a cause, mission, or purpose. Identify your target. Have a plan. Gather your weapons and get to know them. Take the offensive. Recruit others. Be public. Be passionate. Know the rules. Then you can learn how to successfully break them. Be […]

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