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Wordsmith Mastery: Write Your Book

Summary of Bird by Bird

Summary of Bird by Bird: Some instructions on writing and life

This summary of Bird by Bird could never cover every gem she included in her book. So I have picked 10 that can change your writing life. Key Takeaways from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird Just Start Writing: Don’t worry about perfection. Just get the words down. Short Assignments: Break your writing into manageable chunks. …

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Do You Think Too Creatively

Do You Think Too Creatively | Mine Your Ideas for the Diamond

This is the third and final video in a series for authors who get stuck in thinking creatively (to many ideas!) or get stuck in thinking logically (I have to find that perfect word!). Today, we are talking about thinking convergently, which involves narrowing down options, identifying patterns, and arriving at a single solution or …

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Cultivating creativity for writers

Cultivating creativity for writers | Use play to write your book

Lately I have been talking about thinking patterns. Sometimes we need to think creatively and other times we need to bring our logical brain into action. Today, we are going to talk more about your creative thinking, called divergent thinking, and give you some strategies and activities to help you engage in more creative thinking. …

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are your thinking patterns holding you back

Are Your Thinking Patterns Holding You Back? Balancing imagination and reason

Are Your Thinking Patterns Holding You Back? ​ Today, we’re exploring the dance between creativity and logic in the book writing process. Let’s explore how different thinking styles impact our writing journey. Understanding Divergent and Convergent Thinking Divergent thinking is all about exploration, curiosity, and play. It’s the thinking pattern that fuels creativity, allowing us …

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Master your author journey

Master Your Author Journey | Author Success through Journaling

Master Your Author Journey by journaling: build skills, stay focused on your goals, and track your progress. In this episode of Author Nation Interviews, host Melody Ann welcomes special guest Jen Hardy to discuss strategies to master your author journey through journaling. Jen shares her journey of thriving over 50 as an author and offers …

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Memoirs as Tools for Change

Memoirs as Tools for Change

Discover the transformative power of memoirs to craft impactful narratives, empower survivors, and initiate conversations on sensitive topics. In this episode of Author Nation Interviews, we dive into the profound impact of memoirs as tools for societal change. Our guest, Yvonne Sandomir, shares her journey of turning trauma into triumph through her memoir, “The Invisible …

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Healing Through Writing Memoirs

Healing Through Writing Memoirs

Unlock your healing journey through the transformative power of writing with Author Nation Interviews. Delve into the profound healing power of writing memoirs with guest Laurie Singer, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of “You’re Not Crazy: Living With Anxiety, Obsessions and Fetishes.” Discover how writing can serve as a transformative tool for …

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Crafting a Transformative Message

Crafting a Transformative Message for Soul-driven Coaches and Healers

Uncover the art of crafting transformative messages for soul-driven coaches and healers, engaging readers authentically with impactful strategies. In this episode of the Author Nation podcast, host Melody Ann delves into the art of crafting a transformative message and reaching readers authentically with guest Laura Fox, a seasoned ghostwriter specializing in soul-driven coaches and healers. …

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Blending Fiction and Nonfiction

Blending Fiction and Nonfiction

Discover the art of blending nonfiction with fiction as Melody Ann interviews award-winning author Ethan Gallogly, PhD. In this episode of Author Nation Interviews, Melody Ann welcomes Ethan Gallogly, PhD, an experienced hiker and author of the award-winning novel “The Trail.” The conversation explores Ethan’s inspiration behind blending his hiking experiences with a fictional narrative, …

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