Stoicism & Perspective

10 Unexpected Ways Writing Fiction Helps Readers

10 Unexpected Ways Writing Fiction Helps Readers It’s MUCH More Than Simply Entertainment If you’ve written and published a lot of fiction, there’s a good chance that somewhere along the way you’ve had a dark night of soul–where you’ve questioned why on earth you’re putting yourself through this torture day after day, only to hear […]

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How To Deal with Overwhelm – 2022 Edition – Part 2

This is Part Two of a post. Part One is here. Last week we looked at the reasons why Overwhelm can dump on you, usually appearing out of the blue.  This week, some tactics and strategies to deal with Overwhelm. The key:  Regain control. If you’re already at the point of overwhelm, then you don’t

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How To Deal with Overwhelm – 2022 Edition – Part 1

This is an update of the March 4, 2018 post. The updated Part 2 of this post is here. —- While technically an update, this post—on one of the more important topics on the site—also reflects the challenges of our current times. As a result, I had to split the post into two parts.  Oh,

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The Ultimate Lifestyle to Maximize Your Creativity – 2022 Edition

Continuing my review of the original posts on this site—today’s is an interesting coincidence, as I’ve spent some time in Mastermind groups lately, dealing with this issue.  Authors, particularly new authors, seem to feel that their muse must be constantly fed and watered with a diet rich in variety, experiences, travel, and that living a

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The Perfect Productivity System For You – 2022 Edition

This is an updated, reviewed edition of a post that first appeared on this site on February 16, 2018.  You can find the original post here. ____ When I hear of a new, complete productivity system, my gut clenches and I can feel my resistance kicking in. I have tried all the systems, over the

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Sometimes you need to scale back to move forward.

It’s been a mucky couple of years, with the pandemic putting stress on everything, including the supply of printed books and, not least of all, nervous systems. One of the stress victims was the indie publishing industry in general, as it was already evolving into new directions even before the pandemic threw extra burdens on

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Why “Live Well”? – 2021 Edition

Why “Live Well”? – 2021 Edition This is the last of the “rebuilt” posts from 2017/2018, and also the last of the Definition posts.  It’s a hybrid, because the original post was built from two different sources.  I’ve amalgamated those sources instead of simply referring to them. ———– One of the things that happened recently

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Why “Fiction”? – 2021 Edition

I’m updating the original posts in this site, to reflect some of the massive changes we authors have faced in the last four years. Today I’m looking at ‘Why “Fiction”?’, which was published in December 2017 and can be found here on the site. —- From the original post: A non-fiction author’s sustainable writing practice

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