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Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection

We continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list. I’ve… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection

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Writer’s Challenges: from Discipline to Imagination

We continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list. I’ve… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Discipline to Imagination

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Writer’s Challenges: from Career to Criticism

Here we continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list.… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Career to Criticism

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Writer’s Challenges: from Addiction to Boredom

In Living the Writer’s Life, Eric Maisel lists 60 of the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. The list isn’t exhaustive and many of them interconnect or relate to each other. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Addiction to Boredom

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Nine Challenges in a Writer’s Life

Life as a writer can be unpredictable and complicated. In his book Living the Writer’s Life, Eric Maisel provides a framework for how to approach the various challenges you may face, using nine words starting with the letter C: Character Each writer is a human being and heir to all the challenges that human beings… Continue reading Nine Challenges in a Writer’s Life

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Slogan 59: Don’t Expect Applause

Don’t expect applause is about not expecting recognition or applause for the things you do. The original slogan is the same and it encourages you to let go of attachment to the outcome, in a similar way to slogan 28. Nobody in their right mind expects applause for practising mind training and meditation. You know… Continue reading Slogan 59: Don’t Expect Applause

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Slogan 58: Don’t Be Frivolous

Don’t be frivolous is about finding the right balance between joy and seriousness, and focusing on the things that really matter to you. The original lojong slogan is the same, and on face value, seems to be telling you to not have any fun. But thankfully, there’s more to it than that. This slogan is… Continue reading Slogan 58: Don’t Be Frivolous