Right now, in the Writer’s Mastermind online writing group, we’re focusing on time and energy management for writers and designing a lifestyle that helps us produce our best work.

During the past few weeks, I have experimented with intermittent fasting and am going to share my results.

Intermittent Fasting for Writers

Not only is…

14 tips to keep your writing from becoming work

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Remember when you were a kid and being an artist was fun? Finger paints and imaginary friends. Silly costumes and play-acting. We didn’t think about whether or not our creations and performances would sell or receive a good review on a trendy site. …

Writing through a pandemic

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Most of us have experienced true fear or anxiety on some level — whether it was a close scrape with danger, a rollercoaster ride, or the general anxiety our brains subject us too. But with coronavirus, we are all facing a fear we have never known. It’s not the breathless…

Rejections often have nothing to do with the quality of your story

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As a writer, I know the submissions process can be a huge mental and emotional drain. Not only is it time-consuming and tedious, there are the nail-biting weeks or months afterward waiting for an answer. If the answer is no, a writer must go through a period of grief and…

Knowing your weak spots is the first step to greatness

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In this world of indie publishing, anyone and everyone is writing a book, but should they be?

I might be a jerk for bringing this up, but I’ll say it.

I see a lot of crappy books out there.

It makes me wonder—if all these writers think they’re good, and…

A message to self-taught writers

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I love to watch virtuosos on YouTube — pianists, violinists, dancers, and singers that seem to have supernatural abilities. They make their performances look effortless, but no one sees what it took for them to reach that level of mastery.

What about the hours of practice, the hundreds of times…

11 Reasons You’re Failing to Launch and How to Fix Them

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Why do launches fail?

Often it has nothing to do with the book, podcast, website, or business idea. Most of the time it’s a completely avoidable and fixable issue.

That issue is YOU.

Take my story. One night I was sitting on my back porch thinking about how much I…

Small holes in your author platform can cost you big time

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I develop author platforms for a living and have worked with all kinds of writers — from paranormal romance, to literary fiction, to children’s picture books. No matter the genre, the same basic rule applies.

The goal is to be found by your readers, and your author platform must make…

Writing a story is like falling in love.

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The beginning is all heat and passion and excitement.

You can’t get enough of each other.

You want to be with your story night and day.

You gaze longingly into the clouds and smile when you think of the two of you together.

When anyone asks you about your WIP…

Self-mutilation. Think about that word. What first comes to mind?

In The Sick Series, most readers will find John Branch’s self-mutilation horrific and incomprehensible. He is deceitful, manipulative, and selfish, but his compulsions and desires are the spawn of self-hatred, neglect, and lack of love. What do you think we…

Christa Wojciechowski

An American living in Panama, writing from the foot of a volcano. Creator of The Writers’ Mastermind. Sign up at https://letsgetpublished.com/waitlist

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