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Three Things That Changed My Writing Life This Year. . . for the Better!

By Jeanine Englert Despite the chaos buried within 2020, there were nuggets of gold within it. I believe we all found we were far more resilient than we believed ourselves to be and gratitude for our health, family, and well-being … Continue reading

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Letting Go to Receive More

By Jeanine Englert Letting go is a strange and unusual concept to many, especially if you’ve held a shame, a guilt, or a disappointment close to you for any length of time. If you’ve carried and clutched it with you … Continue reading

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The Crazy Idea of Non-Attachment

by Jeanine Englert As someone with rather strong codependent tendencies, the idea of detachment, let alone non-attachment seemed ridiculous to me when I first heard it. But, over time, and with some repeated false starts and uncertainty about it, I … Continue reading

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Time vs. Timing in 2020

By Jeanine Englert Time has definitely seemed a bit nebulous throughout 2020 as we meander through lockdowns, quarantines, and working from home. But, timing, is an altogether different beast I think, and you never realize the importance of it until … Continue reading

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Brave New Worlds

Now, more than ever, the world needs stories. Your stories – our stories. A book is another world, an escape – and sometimes an inspiration. I think everyone has read at least one book where the story resonated so strongly … Continue reading

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The Stranger: My Latest Binge Worthy Distraction

By Jeanine Englert In this time of uncertainty and angst, I admit I *need* distraction as much as I need air to breathe. Thinking too long and hard about all the many things I can’t control and all the people … Continue reading

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Dealing with Burnout by Rebecca Heflin

True confession time: I crashed and burned. For the first time in my almost ten year writing career, I blew past my self-imposed deadline and delayed my book release. I could chalk it up to life events, and there were … Continue reading

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What’s Your Core Story?

By Jeanine Englert I still remember when a person first asked me this years ago: “What’s your core story?” What? I remember blinking back at them full of the wild panic of knowing I had no idea what they meant … Continue reading

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Mindset Matters

By Jeanine Englert Mindset matters. It does. What you believe you’re capable of can truly fuel your future, so if you have one of those fixed mindsets that says, “I’ll never finish the book, no one will publish it, and … Continue reading

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Word (Count) Games by Rebecca Heflin

As authors, we’re always looking for ways to increase our daily or weekly word count, right? Some popular methods include writing sprints, social media challenges, NaNoWriMo, software programs that eat your words if you stop typing (YIKES!), and many more. … Continue reading

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