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3 Process Misconceptions that Get in the Way of Writing Progress

Oct 03, 2022

Post 96 | By Christine Carron

Once I grabbed a client’s arm right before he introduced me to the team I would be leading for the next few months. “Please don’t say that I’m a process improvement consultant,” I asked. “Just say that I’m a...

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7 Tips to Focus Your Writing in the Final Months of the Year

Sep 26, 2022

By Christine Carron

Fall has arrived, a chill is in the air, and we are days away from the final quarter (Q4) of the year. That means we writers have three months left to play with when it comes to getting writerly work done this year. 

Are you clear on what you want to get done? What you...

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Is Your Boundary Style Messing With Your Writing Progress?

Sep 19, 2022

By Christine Carron

For most writers, writing is done alone. Just you and the page. The writing adventure, however, requires a vast array of relationships. To navigate those relationships effectively—be they passing, enduring, or something in between—requires healthy boundaries. Nedra...

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Encourage A Writer Today

Sep 12, 2022

By Christine Carron

Today is National Encouragement Day. Find a writer, or writers, and lay some encouragement on them. Consider it your Goodjelly move of the day. 

Goodjelly’s not-so-stealth mission is to teach writers how to unleash their writing progress. How? By teaching...

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How to Navigate the Dark Woods of Doubt

Sep 05, 2022

By Christine Carron

In 2001, a group of tech folks drafted the Agile Manifesto, a set of principles that revolutionized software development. Before Agile, the accepted way to manage software projects was the waterfall method. A project would be initiated, all the requirements drafted, then...

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Boost Your Writing Progress with Inner Trust

Aug 29, 2022

By Christine Carron

When I worked with teams in the corporate world, I spent a lot of time focused on the group’s interpersonal dynamics—how they related to each other. I was often helping them to strengthen, and in some cases rebuild, trust. 

When I work with writers, the focus...

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Protection and Productivity on the Writing Journey

Aug 22, 2022

By Christine Carron

One aspect of the writing adventure I do not like is the thread that runs through it that creates an environment of intellectual and emotional, well . . . violence. I know. Violence is a strong word. I am not sure how else to categorize perspectives where creativity is a...

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How to Protect Your Writing Time from Mental Intrusions

Aug 15, 2022

By Christine Carron

A common problem for writers is how to stay focused during a writing session when you have competing priorities. Let’s set the scene.

There you are. Intrepid writer. You’ve kept your commitment to yourself, to your art, and gotten your derrière in...

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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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