How to Deal with Writer’s Block

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I’ve heard some authors argue that writer’s block isn’t real, that it’s only an excuse to avoid sitting your butt in a chair and getting to work. While I politely disagree, I do believe they’re onto something.

In my opinion, writer’s block is not a cause, but often a symptom of something much bigger going on.

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Becoming an Author: The Most Amazing Thing that Happened to Me

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This is the story of the most amazing thing that happened to me while I was chasing my dream of becoming a published author, with a special guest appearance by Chloe Neill.

2011 was a rough time for me. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I had been dating a guy for years who abruptly left me in a financial lurch. I had very few options, the best of which was to move back to my hometown. So, at twenty-six-years-old, I packed my things and travelled three hours away from a great city I couldn’t afford to live in and a great job I couldn’t afford to give up – all to move in with my parents.

I felt like a failure.

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How I Took Control of My Insomnia

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I know this is typically a writing blog, but for years I’ve suffered from a condition that plagues many writers: insomnia.

For more than ten years, I’ve struggled with sleeping well at night — if at all. 2017 was particularly bad for me. Sometimes I’d go more than 48 hours without falling asleep.

Finally, I’d had enough.

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New Book: Your Questions Answered

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Last year, after getting dropped by my publisher, I struggled with writing for a while. Now, I’m finally back at it with the first book I’ve written since GAUNTLET, the sequel to my debut ARENA. This new book is set in a completely different universe than my ARENA series, and now that I can see the end of this book in sight, I thought I’d let some of my readers ask what they want to know most about it.

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How to List Writing Credits on your Query Letter

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How much do writing credits matter? What should I include?

When it comes to query letters, I get these questions a lot from newer writers. So, I decided to do a blog post about writing credits for anyone else out there who is wondering the same thing.

As I always state when giving advice: I strive to give the best I possibly can, but I’m just one person. Other authors have had different experiences than mine, and accordingly, will have different advice. Like with many things, it’s best to do some research, read multiple blogs, and figure out what’s ideal for you, your query, and your novel.

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