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Stick-To-It-Iveness: Guest Post by Lillie Ammann

Stick-To-It-Iveness: Guest Post by Lillie Ammann

When Joanna suggested three topics for a guest post—audacity, tenacity, and community—I knew there was only one possible subject for me. I don’t claim to know much about audacity or community, but I’m an expert on tenacity. My mother called it stick-to-it-iveness. Writers who want someone besides themselves and their families to read their work [...]

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The Untold Power of Audacious Writers: Guest Post by Deb Boyken

The Untold Power of Audacious Writers: Guest Post by Deb Boyken

Audacity means to be daring, bold-to put yourself out in the world with confidence, to see what you can do. So, how can a writer be audacious? On the surface, at least, writing is one of the most introspective activities. Sitting quietly with a pen and paper, musing over thoughts, picking out just the right [...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Writing and Tenacity

10 Things I’ve Learned About Writing and Tenacity

Okay, here’s the thing.  The themes I write about here are oftentimes as much about what I need to learn as anything I can possibly hope to pass on to you.  This month, with the focus on tenacity, has certainly been one of those times. Here are 10 things I’ve learned about writing and tenacity [...]

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5 Prescriptions for Tenacity

5 Prescriptions for Tenacity

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a human being to elevate their life by conscious endeavor. ~ Thoreau As a contribution to this month’s focus on tenacity, here are 5 posts that offer different suggestions and approaches to help you stick at what you’re working on. They don’t all [...]

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30 Practical Ways to Get Round Your Writing Road Blocks

30 Practical Ways to Get Round Your Writing Road Blocks

Don’t start with a blank page. Take a line from a poem, or a song, or something someone said. Don’t start with a blank page (Liz Lochhead*) Starting with such a practical, block busting suggestion seemed like a good way to open this compilation of tips, suggestions and strategies for getting round your writing road [...]

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