What I Learned From CampNaNoWriMo

What I Learned From CampNaNoWriMo

For my first writing challenge, my goal was to write 30,000 words in 31 days, and I can happily announce that I succeeded! (I even finished a day early). Whether you’re deciding to participate in a formal writing challenge like I did or are just looking to do a private challenge of your own, here’s what I learned that will help you kill your writing goals. Every. Single. Time.

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How To Do A Creative Retreat At Home

How To Do A Creative Retreat At Home

In my last post, Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat, I talked about the value of doing a creative getaway. But maybe you have kids, you don’t work 100% remotely, or travel expenses aren’t in the budget right now. For that reason, I wanted to couple the blog’s most recent post with a follow-up on how to get the benefits and some of the experiences of doing a creative retreat without having to leave home.

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Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat

Why You Should Do A Creative Retreat

I’d always dreamed of going on a creative retreat. I love the idea of secluding myself in a beautiful location, far away from the distractions of everyday life, and focusing my time and attention on my creative writing projects. If you’ve been toying with the idea of doing a creative retreat but have some hesitations, here’s why I think they are totally and completely worth it!

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How To Beat Writer's Block

How To Beat Writer's Block

"If you can't think what to write, tough luck; write anyway." - Philip Pullman

I've had that Philip Pullman quote in my head and over my writing desk for years and years. I came across it young enough in life that it was pretty powerful in shaping how I look at writing. I'm not saying that writer's block doesn't exist, but that quote reminds me that writer's block is never an excuse not to write.

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Where To Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Where To Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Now that I've finished my Masters Degree in Creative Nonfiction, I am have room in my schedule to take on more freelance writing clients. My ultimate goal is to freelance write full-time so in the past three weeks since I finished school, I've really hit the ground running. To my surprise and delight, it hasn't taken long for me to find work. There are SO many great opportunities for writer out there, you just have to know where to look.

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