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If you want to be a successful freelance writer of any type, you will have to learn to deal with deadlines. Deadlines mean that sometimes you write no matter what else is going on. It means you have to be able to access creativity in stressful times.

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Life happens, though, right? Certainly, publishers will understand that something came up, someone is sick, you are overbooked, your kid is having trouble in school, or you are experiencing a bit of anxiety or depression that is getting the way of words. If you are lucky, you have an editor that is willing to work with you, but that doesn’t mean the book, article or other item can remain in stasis.

At some point, you have to buckle down and write. For those times when stress is hampering your concentration and life keeps getting in the way, here are some tips to access your creativity. Continue Reading…

According to a 2012 study conducted by Adobe, people are struggling to develop creativity. Only a quarter of respondents felt that they were living up to creative potential and the majority of people felt education and work were stifling creative efforts rather than enhancing them.  With this grim outlook, how can a writer hope to unleash creativity?

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Here are six easy ways you can break the production cycle associated with the modern work place and boost your creativity for writing or problem solving. Continue Reading…

When asked about where his ideas for a fiction book or story come from, award winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card says that ideas come from everywhere. He says, “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.

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So, how do you become one of those people who see the ideas? Here are six ways to come up with great ideas for a fiction book. Continue Reading…