• BEAT PROCRASTINATION
    Better Under Pressure?

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    HEY WRITER, do you know that the idea that you work better under pressure is a myth? It’s actually a misguided belief a lot of us tell ourselves. Studies show that no one works better under pressure, so why do we hold on to this belief? Psychologists say it’s a…

  • BEAT PROCRASTINATION
    Don’t Let It Ruin Your Life

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    HEY WRITER, did you know that people tend to think of procrastination as something personal? Yep, it’s true. They also tend to believe that avoiding and/or putting off tasks is a solitary decision that doesn’t have much of an impact besides creating something of a time crunch. But guess what?…

  • CRITICISM
    When To Pay Attention?

    AWW 38 CRITICISM

    HEY WRITER, do you know when you need to pay attention to negative feedback? And, by extension, when you should just ignore it? “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and…

  • BEAT PROCRASTINATION:
    – You’re Not Alone

    AWW 36 PROCRASTINATION 3

    HEY WRITER, are you a procrastinator? Then you’re in good company. Everyone procrastinates at times. Everyone. At any given time, it’s estimated that 20% of people are procrastinating some aspect of their lives. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.…

  • CRITIQUE & REVIEWS
    DOs and DON’Ts for Critics

    AWW 33 CRITICISM DO DONT

    HEY WRITER, have ever you been a critique partner? Maybe a member of a writing group? Or, my personal nightmare, had friends and/or family ask you to give them feedback on something they wrote? After all the posts about being on the receiving end of criticism, today, I want to…

  • BEAT PROCRASTINATION:
    – No, You’re Not Lazy

    AWW 31 PROCRASTINATION 2

    HEY WRITER, did you know that procrastination is  not the same as laziness?Generally speaking, when it comes to getting things done, there are three types of people: – Those who take action quickly; – Those who wait until the last minute; and – Those who put in minimal effort Those…

  • REVIEWS & CRITIQUE:
    -Can Criticism Be Healthy?

    AWW 28 CRITICISM

    HEY WRITER, do you think criticism can ever be healthy? I do, and in this article I’m going to tell you why. “The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale When the emphasis of criticism is…

  • BEAT PROCRASTINATION
    A 30-Day Challenge

    AWW 26 PROCRASTINATION 1

    HEY WRITER, do struggle with procrastination? Yeah, I thought that might be the case. But no worries, I have a series of articles that could change your life. First off, you’re not alone. Everyone procrastinates from time to time. Avoidance is a natural way to protect ourselves from stress, pain, fear,…

  • ACT ON CRITICISM?
    – You Do You, Boo

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    HEY WRITER, do you know that successful people tend to look at criticism as feedback? And no, that doesn’t mean that all criticism is correct. It goes without saying that the word criticism has a negative connotation. It can easily make us defensive and resistant to the benefits we could…

  • CRITICISM:
    -3 Ways It Makes You Stronger

    3 ways criticism makes you stronger

    HEY WRITER, did you know criticism can make you stronger? Most of us could share quite a few stories about the criticism we’ve received and the mark it left on our psyche. We all know it can leave us feeling weak, misunderstood, and vulnerable, but it can also make us…