Does summer feel like a special season for you? It is for me. Summer is for spending lots of time outside – and for creativity. This summer, Sarah’s making writing her #1 creative priority. (Meanwhile, I’m making RELAXATION and GOOD FUN mine.) On this episode of Writing on Wednesdays, we talk about summer writing (and…
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"If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost." --The Most Dangerous Writing App
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We all know that “being real” sells. But can there be too much of a good thing? How can you “be yourself” while both being true to yourself and serving your readers well? Nicole and Sarah reflect on these questions, particularly as Nicole gears up to submit a book manuscript on a fairly sensitive (and…
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In this week’s middlesode, Sarah talks about strategies for writing (or maybe NOT writing?) on vacation. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/) Until next week, Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com
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It’s that time of the week again! Today we’re talking about the strategy of batch-writing blog posts, plus Nicole will share about an app she uses to avoid getting sucked into Facebook, and we’ll both give a brief update of our respective writing lives. So get your pens ready, pull up a chair, and join…
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Here’s one way to decide when to do easy tasks, a.k.a. low hanging fruit: postpone them for as long as possible, and do them when you have a low-energy day. If they are something you need to do sooner rather than later, then save them for a time of day when you have lower energy.…
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Here’s how Sarah and I manage big writing projects using planners and calendars, and how those tools integrate with time cycles like days, weeks, and quarters (or *not* quarters). And Nicole shares how a pre-book talk helped her get a fresh take on her book manuscript. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook…
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Do you ever get sucked into the minutiae of writing projects? This week Nicole reflects on the dangers of cognitive tunneling and how to beat it. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/) Until next week, happy writing! Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com
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It’s difficult to keep multiple creative projects moving ahead at the same time. In this episode, Sarah explains one tool she uses to make distinct times to work on different projects: giving each day (or half) day of the week its own theme. Resources we mention in this episode: Sarah’s blog post: Theme your days…
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You need mental space. So how can you shape your life to create more of it? Think about these five areas and how they can be a friend – or a foe – to your mental space: time, location, attention, emotion, and other creative projects. Resources we mention in this episode: Michael Hyatt’s concept of…
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Like it or not, the messy middle is where we spend most of our time as writers. If you don’t find something to love about it, you’ll burn out pretty quickly. In the thick of Book #2, in this episode of the WoW podcast, I share what I’ve come to appreciate about the middle phase.…
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In this episode, we discuss what inspired us to start the podcast: our 10+ year friendship that has revolved around writing, our mutual passion for self-improvement and refining processes, and this quote from Scott Belsky's book The Messy Middle.
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So excited to announce that the Writing on Wednesdays podcast will launch on February 13, 2019! If you’re looking for a way to make your writing life more actionable, sustainable, and just plain pleasant, this podcast is for you. Writing on Wednesdays is a podcast about building a healthy and sustainable writing process from beginning…
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