Writing Nemesis Three – I can’t create believable characters!

I can't create believable characters - they seem to lack their own voice. Here's a practical exercise that can help you get started: Picture the last time you felt a strong emotion. Now write for 15 minutes about that experience. Don't correct your writing. Don't criticize yourself. Don't change words to make yourself sound smart, …

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Writing Nemesis Two – I don’t know how to get started!

I'm terrible at managing my time. I don't know how to get started and I don't have a writing routine. Time management and motivation are learned behaviors. There are many ways to build these habits.  Here's something you can try: Block off large spaces of time in your week, so you can re-center yourself and …

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Overcome your Writing Nemesis

Professional writers, university students, ESL students - regardless of their background - everyone struggles with writing at some stage.  These problems are often called 'writing blocks'. Sometimes they can be so daunting, they become a nemesis rather than a simple block.  They stop you every time you try to be creative, or enjoy the writing …

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