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Get Organized: The Art Of A Flow Board

A flow board provides a visual representation of what projects are in the works, where they are in terms of completion, and which need immediate attention.
Marie Kondo

What Marie Kondo Can Teach Us About Decluttering Our Prose

When "Tidying Up" aired early in January 2019 on Netflix, hordes of fans clamored for more of Marie Kondo's animism when dealing with all their "stuff." Kondo peddles the concept of perfect control over your things instead of letting your things control you. Writers, we can take a page out of Kondo's book.
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Are You A Writer, Or Someone Who Dreams Of Being A Writer?

Being a writer, rather than someone who dreams of being a writer, is a challenge. Insecurity can be the twin of creativity — give yourself permission to just get started.
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Plotting the emotional map of your book

The emotional map of your book is different than the plot, though the two are tightly related. Being aware of this emotional current can bring clarity to your writing, and is a powerful way to progress your story.
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My Five Favorite Books On Writing

You should read about writing if you endeavor to be an author. Not sure where to start? Here are my five favorite books on writing. At least at the moment…
emotional stages of publishing

The Five Emotional Stages of Publishing A Book

You've finished writing your book! Well, hold on tight because you're on a wild roller coaster, and while that ride takes you to remarkable highs, it plummets to lows you never imagined. Welcome to the emotional stages of publishing a book.
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Three Things To Do Before You Write A Book

This excerpt from How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide spells out some recommended steps to take before you set out to pen your first masterpiece.

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