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Writing in the Age of Chaterina

No. 132 | By Christine Carron

In one of my entrepreneurial groups, members are enthusiastically swapping prompts they’ve fed into ChatGPT in order to speed up content generation. Prompts to direct the tool to: brainstorm ideas, organize thoughts, draft marketing copy,...

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7 Tips to Find Your Kindred Writerly Peeps

No. 131 | By Christine Carron

For the bulk of my teenage years, I was on a mission to find a best friend. A true “kindred spirit.” I fully admit the somewhat rabid intensity of my undertaking was one hundred percent fueled by Anne’s adventures in and around Green Gables. I mean,...

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The Poetry of Progress: Embrace Your Creative Process

No. 130 | By Christine Carron

I was knocked sideways last week in the most delightful way. It was one of those moments that grabs hold of you and makes you realize, “Wow, my life is cool.” I’m going to tell you what happened, but I need you to prepare yourself. I mean,...

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The Secret to Making Any Aspect of Your Writing Adventure Easier

No. 129 | By Christine Carron

I’ve been a process improvement consultant for decades. If you view process as dull and restrictive, you might think that sounds like a terribly boring career. Rest assured, I’ve found it fascinating. Here’s how I frame what I’ve...

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How to Make Your Writing Adventure Harder

No. 128 | By Christine Carron

In an entrepreneurial group I’m in, a woman shared that she had launched a sales campaign for a new program. That meant, among other things, she’d thought through the program itself, made the sales page, designed the email sequence, was promoting it on...

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Reconnect to Your Writing Why

No. 127 | By Christine Carron

A tennis lesson for primary school kids was in progress on the community courts at a local park. Scads of six- and seven-year-olds were practicing forehands, running drills, and one boy kept swinging his left leg around whenever he took his turn. “This...

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How to Jump-Start Your Writing Progress

No. 126 | By Christine Carron

I think a lot about how to make progress. Arguably that focus started when I was ten when, to defray the costs of my dance lessons, I started serving as an assistant to my local dance teacher, helping instruct the “little kids.” In high school,...

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How To Cultivate Flow on the Writing Journey

No. 125 | By Christine Carron

I must warn you—if we ever get partnered at a Tony Robbins’ Date with Destiny program, and he is still doing the exercise where we have to embody and name our old, restricted selves and then embody and name our new, empowered selves—I play full out....

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How to Sweep More Productivity into Your Writing Journey

No. 124 | By Christine Carron

During the Winter 2022 Olympics, I watched a few of the curling events. I don’t know much about curling, but I was particularly fascinated when pairs of team members—brooms in hand—would swoop in and sweep, sweep, sweep away in front of the stone,...

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How Engaged Waiting Empowers Your Writing Journey

No. 123 | By Christine Carron

It took me years of dancing Argentine tango (and a second trip to Buenos Aires) to land the traditional art of being asked to dance with just a gaze. The leader’s move is to make eye contact and then nod toward their partner of choice. That is called the...

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3 Tips to Boost Motivation and Confidence Every Writing Session

No. 122 | By Christine Carron

Many years ago when I was in a workshop taught by famed high wire walker Philippe Petit, I wrote down something he said about himself: “I'm not a strong man, but I'm strong in the nervous system.” He tapped his head with his index finger when he...

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How to Claim More Calm on the Writing Adventure

No. 121 | By Christine Carron

Prioritization is a key skill to master if you want more ease and flow on your writing adventure. It helps you steer clear of burnout, boosts your motivation, and allows you to take charge of your creative process on a deeper level. It strengthens your mindset by...

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