JUN
13
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Writing Out: Why, Where, How

Writing Out: Why, Where, How
You have stories to tell and points to make, but all that genius inside you needs to move out into the world. Show your writing how to do that by literally taking your writer self out into the world. If you’ve never attended a Shut Up and Write Meetup, give it a try. These quiet-writing events in cafes and libraries are an international phenomenon and worth every minute you spend trying to find your meetup spot. I’m a fan of my local in San Francisco’s Mission, but I loved making new friend......
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SEP
09
0

Big Launch Today: Free EBook

Big Launch Today: Free EBook
It’s a big day for me. I’m launching my first free ebook, Arouse Your Writer Self. In it, I share the hottest tricks I know for jumping into a writing life: an inspiration, an indulgence and a secret, plus nonstop hot action. It’s available in ebook format for screen readers or PDF for printing. I had lots of help. Although any errors you see are my own, sexy writer Dave X Robb efficiently edited and polished the writing. Ken Stram of 2Bridge Communications, my PR and marketing mentor, has......
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FEB
05
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Love Crafts

SG_blog_secretsOne of the bigger struggles of Valentine's Day is combatting the holiday's clichés while still making the day meaningful. This year, I'm excited to share some ideas that will help you ensure that your lovers know how sexy they are. Now, before you pull out all of the stops, remember this: beauty does not need to be complicated. You want the words to shine, not their vessel. I promise you will find elegance within this simplicity. Think about the most beautiful thing you can create with what y......
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JAN
15
2

On Walking: Get Your Creativity Moving

SG_blog_secretsWhile the act of writing generally takes place sitting down--in a notebook or on a laptop--creative thoughts are not always derived from states of stillness. In 2013, I began walking on a regular basis; I realized early on that walking intentionally gives me permission to let go of a hectic mind-space and move into a focused and productive one. I have noticed that after a walk I am more appreciative of nature, I feel enlivened, and I am more motivated to get things done. As I have practiced wal......
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AUG
28
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Are You Writing On Top of Yourself?

Are You Writing On Top of Yourself?
What does it look like when you write? Do you jump right in on a blank screen and type up your email message from the dear whomever through to the sincerely, me? Do you write your story straight through from it was a dark and stormy night to happily ever after? Do you write a sentence, read it, delete it, write another, delete half, and so on? Do you always re-read as you go? Edit while you compose? Does it keep you from expressing your own brilliance and cause you to send out finished work full......
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