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Can You Be Creative Under Pressure?

“Is it possible to be creative under pressure?” One of my stressed-out friends asked me this a few weeks ago and it led me to remember something that happened when I was in secondary school. When I was 16, I was commandeered, to write a poem. Yep, you read that right. My boarding school was having a creative arts competition between the various houses to celebrate the end of the school year. One of the activities included a poetry reading …

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How to Create An Author Website – A Step By Step Guide

This is the continuation of an earlier post. You can read Do I Need an Author Website HERE. In the earlier article, I shared the top 7 reasons why you should start an author website as soon as you decide to start writing. Even if you’re not yet published, you can still have a basic website. Read more on that HERE. Part 2 is the step by step guide for creating your author website so I suggest you read Do …

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Writing Challenge 2020

This writing challenge is one I’ve set for myself in 2020. It’s a little bit different from the popular NaNoWriMo. In that challenge, people attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 – 30 every year. I tried that a few years ago and didn’t care for the undue pressure it put on me, which ended up stifling my creativity. However, I have been terrible over the years with my writing schedule. I write off and on, as …

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Why Do You Write?

“Why do you like writing?” This is a question someone asked me a few weeks ago. It’s a question I used to ask myself too. A long time ago. Writing is not an easy task even if you have a natural talent for it. On any given day, you can sit in front of a laptop and stare at a blank screen until blood starts to gather at your temples in desperation yet one word might not come out. On …

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Is Reading Good for Writing?

Sometime last week, I had a conversation with someone who wanted to know how to get into writing and how to choose a genre. I asked her what kind of books she likes to read. She responded, “I don’t really like reading.” I was a little stumped. We discussed for a few more minutes and she decided she was into shows like Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City. “Sounds like you might want to get into drama then?” I …

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