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Can You Trigger Creativity?

Sometimes, taking a problem on head-on isn't the most creative solution. Why not try Oblique Strategies, the I Ching, or a coin flip? Changing your mental approach can lead to a side-door solution you didn't see before.
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Five Reasons To “Take Out The Trash” In Your Writing

Being able to edit your own writing is a great skill, but this variation on a theme is about chopping the important things you’ve been waiting too long to fix. Maybe the reason you haven't been able to fix them is because they are un-fixable.
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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.
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Tackling Intimidating Writing Projects: Divide And Conquer

Sometimes, writing can feel like beating your head against a wall. If you're running up against an intimidating writing project, a "divide and conquer" approach might help you cross the finish line. With minimal head-banging.
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Writing About Controversial Topics

Whether it's politics or religion, economic issues or social ones, writing about controversial topics can be challenging — but often very important — work. These tips can help you stay focused and persuasive.
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Scrivener and My Case Study in Organizing a Novel

Software can inspire and empower its users. Scrivener did both for me and I’m excited to see what this software can do as I head to completion of my novel.
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10 Gift Ideas For Writers And Creative People

Trying to find gift ideas for a writer friend or just want to pamper yourself? This list will give you plenty of ideas to choose from.

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