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10 Causes of Writer’s Block | Part 2

Aug 08, 2022

By Christine Carron

Last week, I shared the first five causes of writer's block I identified after getting peeved by something another writer wrote about writer's block that, in my opinion, was lacking in compassion and not overly helpful. If you missed that post, pop back to get the...

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10 Causes of Writer’s Block | Part 1

Aug 01, 2022

By Christine Carron

A couple of years ago, when I was struggling to make progress with my writing, I read an article about creativity (that shall remain nameless) and got a bit peeved by something the author wrote. Basically, the author asserted that if you were blocked as a writer you were...

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How To Up-Level Your Writing Process

Jul 25, 2022

By Christine Carron

No matter that writers are involved in the creative process, and often talk about the writing process, there is limited information and training available to help writers ace the process side of the writerly adventure. (My mission with Goodjelly is to change that.)

As a result...

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How to Struggle Less with Your Writing

Jul 18, 2022

By Christine Carron

Recently, I read an interview of a famous author. The interviewer asked the FA (famous author) about their writing process. The gist of what the FA said was, “There’s a lot of chocolate involved.”

I am sure there is chocolate involved in that writer’s...

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The 3 Requirements of Writerly Momentum

Jul 11, 2022

By Christine Carron

Writers, especially those working on long-form projects like novels, have to be momentum mavens. Otherwise it is easy to get discouraged, sidetracked, and possibly even give up. I don’t want writers to give up. I don’t want YOU to give up. Your voice, your vision,...

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The 4 Speeds of Writerly Progress

Jul 04, 2022

By Christine Carron

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I was helping a client with a huge change management effort. The client was retiring one of their technology tools and needed a large number of their business customers to move their data out of the old tool and into the new...

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5 Principles of Smart Writerly-Work Design

Jun 27, 2022

By Christine Carron

A favorite book of mine is How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren. It was first published in 1940. The back cover copy describes the book as “the definitive guide to reading comprehension and retention for students of literature, scholars...

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On Doing “Those” Things

Jun 20, 2022

By Christine Carron

Once upon a time, a work friend invited me for a weekend visit at her parents’ house. We would arrive on Friday night and leave on Sunday. That same weekend, my friend’s younger brother was moving out of his college apartment that wasn’t far from the family...

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On How to Effectively Lead Your Writerly Adventure

Jun 13, 2022

By Christine Carron

It was one of the most unpleasant few moments of dancing Argentine tango that I ever experienced. I was in Buenos Aires for a month on a tango adventure and in a class at DNI Tango*, a beautiful tango school in the heart of the city. One of my favorite Argentine tango couples,...

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On the Joy of the Jam

Jun 06, 2022

By Christine Carron

I received the email one week after I took over a software development project that was way behind schedule and massively over budget. The email was from the CEO of another consulting firm. Two of his consultants—very senior, very talented developers—were staffed...

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