Perfectionism is a beguiling word with "perfect" at the root. Who doesn't want to be perfect? But, giving yourself a label — even a pretty one — doesn't help one iota, unless you know how to change your behavior.  Continue reading...

Building any new habit can be challenging, but these ten steps will dramatically increase your chances of succeeding at creating a writing habit.  Continue reading...

Stop visualizing your bestseller and start thinking about what to do if you're unable to meet your goals. You can develop the writing habit if you develop the skill of predicting what might go wrong and figuring out a solution, in advance.  Continue reading...

Even if you enjoy being alone, the exquisite loneliness of writing can still be tough. Here are five ways to deal with that.  Continue reading...

Finishing a long-term project depends on persistence and stick-to-itiveness. Here are two big solutions to the long-term motivation problem.  Continue reading...

The job of writing keeps us feeling guilty for either writing too much or not writing enough. Here are three specific ways to manage writing and guilt so that the pleasure of the first can overwhelm the need for the second.  Continue reading...

If you want to be a writer, you need to be a reader, first. Here's how to fit more reading into your schedule, no matter how busy you are.  Continue reading...

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