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029: 3 Ways to Figure Out Your Message
April 21, 2016
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<strong>029:</strong> 3 Ways to Figure Out Your Message
Deciding how to write your book and what that book will be about are perhaps the toughest tasks for writers working on their first book. When I was deciding on what I wanted to write my first book about, I went through a few different partial drafts before finding my voice and my audience. I […]
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028: Do Writers Need to Write Every Day?
April 7, 2016
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<strong>028:</strong> Do Writers Need to Write Every Day?
The top question that many writers ask is how often should they write? I recommend daily because I’m a firm believer in building lasting habits. Using weight loss as an example, if you were to ask your nutritionist, personal trainer or dietitian how long you should eat a healthy and balanced diet, you’d probably get […]
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Yvette Blaess
April 1, 2016
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Yvette Blaess
Yvette Blaess’ natural father broke camp when she was still in utero and left the family bootstrapping in a Georgia trailer park. Her mother juggled her military career, attended school and cared for Blaess and her sister. She eventually enlisted the help of Blaess’ grandmother to care for the girls while she rebuilt their lives. […]
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Sarah Balascio
April 1, 2016
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Sarah Balascio
Sarah Balascio is an art therapist at Williamsburg Counseling. She has shoulder length brown hair and a disarming smile. We’re sitting in Starbucks at a high-top table huddling over cups of coffee and talking about what an art therapist is exactly, and chuckling about the public perception of what people think she does for a […]
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027: Priming the Pump with Words
March 30, 2016
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<strong>027:</strong> Priming the Pump with Words
When I committed to writing again, journaling was an instrumental part of that process. If your decision to write is the seed, journaling is the water to nurture and grow that seed. Every day you write in your journal, you’re deepening your roots. In the days before indoor plumbing, water needed to be pumped in […]
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Jessica Larche
March 29, 2016
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Jessica Larche
A N’awlins girl through and through, Jessica Larche was raised on fried chicken, crawfish, beignets, red bean and rice, and other heavily fried and overly creamy foods. Despite being an active child, Larche observed that she was “a little heavier than other girls” her age. Still, that didn’t stop her from being accomplished throughout her school […]
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026: How Do You Talk to Yourself?
March 23, 2016
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026: How Do You Talk to Yourself?
When I took the first step I took when I decided to return to writing was to change my beliefs about myself as a writer and what my relationship to the craft was going to be. I achieved this by writing several affirmations that I would read throughout my day starting first thing in the […]
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You’re an Author. Now What?
March 17, 2016
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You’re an Author. Now What?
An author writes. That’s what we’re supposed to do. The greatest challenge facing authors isn’t the writing; it’s the marketing of the work we’ve written. So how does an author market their work? That’s the business of writing.   Best writing Author vs. Best-Selling Author Whether you recognize it it or not, as a writer, you’re in the […]
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025: The Writing Life [Series Preview]
February 4, 2016
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025: The Writing Life [Series Preview]
I talk about the exciting new series that will walk listeners through his new book, “The Art & Business of Writing.” This series will help writers build off their creative foundation and expand to branding and marketing. Subscribe iTunes Stitcher
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The Convocation: Self-Education for Self-Reliance
January 31, 2016
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On January 30, 2016, I presented this speech in Newport News, Virginia, at The Convocation: How You Confine Yourself is How You Define Yourself. The goal of the speech is to show that with a growth mindset, you can take advantage of the books and tools around you to command the steps of your future. […]