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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…

Do you have the tools you need to be successful as a freelance writer?

Although there are some basic tools every freelance writer needs, people often spend time worrying about the things they would like to have. When I first started as a full-time freelancer, I spent a lot of time shopping for a perfect desk, chair and fun accessories. Years later, I realize that I write at my desk less than 20 percent of the time.

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Although a comfortable place to right is necessary and it can be fun and helpful to have some of the latest gadgets, here are the 5 most basic tools every freelance writer needs. Continue Reading…

We’ve learned a number of things from the Harry Potter series, from how to cast a Patronus charm to a lesson about how fear of something can actually feed its power. Did you know, however, that an in depth reading of J.K. Rowling’s popular series can teach some valuable writing lessons?

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Here are five tips for writers that can be gleamed from the seven books. Continue Reading…

Writer’s block does not exist.

It is the ghost of anxiety, confusion, stress and emotions. Since ghosts don’t exist, you don’t have to worry about writer’s block, right?

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If you call yourself a writer, you probably have a bone to pick with that statement. Sure, it exists. Writers deal with the frustration on a regular basis and there are hundreds of books available on the subject.

The truth is that you have the power to banish writer’s block. Continue Reading…