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Write Brain

Nov 22, 2017

There are a lot of things that you will have to let go of as a writer. Sometimes it's a manuscript you love but can't fix. Sometimes it's a book you and your agent love and can't sell. You need time and space to mourn these losses, and to tell yourself it's not your fault, that you did your best. You will eventually get...


Nov 15, 2017

If you think you're not a perfectionist because you've never written anything perfectly, this  might be the podcast for you. I'm the kind of person who could never understand what people meant when they said "I did my best." My best wasn't good enough, so that didn't matter. But slowly, I'm working toward accepting that...


Nov 8, 2017

Are you waiting to get more research done before you start writing? Are you putting off a book you don't think you're ready to write and writing something "easier"? Are you still editing a book that you finished a year ago? Then you, my friend, are a classic writer procrastinator. Come here for some commiseration...


Nov 2, 2017

Life block is family problems, divorce, illness, grieving. There's no way around those but through. Writer's block is something else. When you hate everything you write, keep deleting all the words on your manuscript that is due, and desperately want to write something else, what do you do? I've got some...


Nov 2, 2017

What happens when deadlines, pressure from the publisher/editor/marketing/agent, demands from fans, book tours, and your own increasingly brutal internal critic combine to make it (nearly) impossible to keep writing. I've got some solutions, including letting go of your first book so you can write the next one.