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Building a Regular Writing Practice

15 Steven Pressfield Quotes to Inspire Your Writing

15 Steven Pressfield Quotes to Inspire Your Writing

Steven Pressfield has been among my greatest sources of inspiration since I committed myself to taking my call to write seriously. Around that time, a friend suggested I read The War of Art. It was life-changing. Since then, I’ve continued to be deeply inspired...

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Summer Writing

5 Tips for Making the Most of Summer Writing

It’s that time of year again… summer! The days are getting longer, the weather is warmer, kids and teachers are out for the summer, and vacation season is here. There are so many reasons to put down your pen and turn off your computer and go outside…...

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When to Write and When to Call It a Day

When to Write and When to Call It a Day

Steven Pressfield has been among my greatest sources of inspiration since I committed myself to taking my call to write seriously. Around that time, a friend suggested I read The War of Art. It was life-changing. Since then, I’ve continued to be deeply inspired...

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Recovering From Creative Burnout

7 Steps to Recovering From Creative Burnout

7 Steps to Recovering From Creative Burnout

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about creative depletion and the cycle of creative burnout, and creating a cycle of creative renewal. Today it’s time to talk about recovering from creative burnout. As I said to one of my Circle members the other...

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Creating a cycle of creative renewal

Creating a cycle of creative renewal

In my last post, I wrote about the cycle of creative burnout and how our creative inspiration becomes depleted when we push ourselves too hard and for too long. I’m well acquainted with burnout; it’s a cultural norm in the field of urban design, my last...

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When you have nothing left

When you have nothing left

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about creative depletion and the cycle of creative burnout, and creating a cycle of creative renewal. Today it’s time to talk about recovering from creative burnout. As I said to one of my Circle members the other...

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Handling Digital Distractions

The Inner Game of Writing

Do you have accomplishment amnesia?

Do you have accomplishment amnesia?

Accomplishment amnesia is a common ailment that strikes many of us, particularly those of us that are highly conscientious, responsible, talented, and highly sensitive. It seems to run in parallel with these traits. What is accomplishment amnesia? Accomplishment...

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Why it requires courage to write

Why it requires courage to write

Accomplishment amnesia is a common ailment that strikes many of us, particularly those of us that are highly conscientious, responsible, talented, and highly sensitive. It seems to run in parallel with these traits. What is accomplishment amnesia? Accomplishment...

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Handling Writer’s Block

Getting Out of Writing Overwhelm and Into Action

Getting Out of Writing Overwhelm and Into Action

Here at Called to Write, we’re rereading Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art.  I’ve read it at least five times already. And referred to it many times in between. This month, as part of starting off the new year, I invited my Called to Write members...

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Writer Success Stories

Author Insights: On Publishing Personal Essays with Janis Brams

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: Barbara Jacksha on Journeying With Our Writing (+ an Autographed Book Giveaway)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: Elaine La Joie on Making Peace with the Possibility of Bad Reviews (+ an Autographed Book Giveaway)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: 7 Lessons Learned From First-Time Non-Fiction Author of “The Horse Leads the Way” (+ an eBook Giveaway!)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: 5 Lessons Learned from a First-Time Memoirist (+ an Autographed Book Giveaway!)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: How Writing a Book Is Like Raising a Child (+ an Autographed Book Giveaway!)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

Author Insights: 7 Tips From a First-Time Novelist (+ an Autographed Book Giveaway!)

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

This Writer’s Life: A San Franciscan Middle Grade Novelist Breaks Down the Work Into Manageable Chunks

It’s time for another installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their “lessons learned”...

This Writer’s Life: A Swedish CIO Writes His Historical Thriller at Dawn

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

This Writer’s Life: A Texas Psychotherapist Revamps Her Life to Write

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

This Writer’s Life: A Berkeley Mama Writes a Historical Fiction Trilogy in 15 to 60 Minutes a Day

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

This Writer’s Life: Overcoming perfectionism and finding the love of writing

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

Author Insights: The Power Of Showing Up To Write

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

Author Insights: It’s Never Too Late to Finish Your Book Now

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

This Writer’s Life: How 5 Minutes of Daily Writing Can Change Your Life

And we’re back! It’s time for the next installment of our “Author Insights” series. In this series, I’m introducing you to writers who’ve taken their writing all the way to the finish line of publication, and they share their...

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