How to be a crazy perfectionst (Hint: It is NOT the secret ingredient to a happy writing career)

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Behind the Scenes in October…

behindthescenes1Writing – mostly blog posts, tweets and A Heart of Fire notes

As you know from this post, October is probably the most busy month of this entire year for me. Most of the time I’m working – as a lecturer (which means lots of time preparing as well), as a teacher, in the shop – and I try to squeeze in some time for my writing job as well.

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8 Tips: How to Keep Writing and Stay Motivated

NaNoWriMo2015The National Novel Writing Month is coming up!

Here’s a short pep-talk from me to you, to make sure you are well equipped with great motivational strategies! ❤

NaNoWriMo participants (and every other writer visiting my blog); I wish you awesome results and lots of fun!!!

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Crowdfunding Campaign Coming Up!!!

I know it seems like I’m doing nothing, but let me tell you this: Things are swarming behind the curtains. Truly.

My tiny fairies with golden wings are coordinating plots and ideas, tasks and adventures.

My main elf (read: coach), with her cloak of wisdom and white dress sparkling with creativity, is showing the way with her compass, map, wild ideas and wind in her hair.

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June’s Writing Updates!

I started this journey with my coach in December, now it’s June. I already wrote about five important insights six months in. Now a couple of monthly updates – what I’ve been up to lately!

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How to embrace the creative process – and the fact that it takes TIME

The creative process takes time. Accept and embrace it!

I used to struggle accepting that the process of becoming a full-time writer is a slow one. I desperately wanted to rush towards my goal and be there NOW. I’ve slowly learned to appreciate the fact that the creative process takes time – and that’s okay!

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How to Get Started Writing a Book

To Vanessa, who asked me about this, and to every dreamer out there wanting to write a book.

1. Firstly, make sure you really want to write a book…

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