It’s Not “Just Journaling”: Benefits for Writers
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by Lisa Tener
4d ago
During a recent Get Your Writing Done session, a writer apologetically shared that she was “just journaling”—not working on her specific writing project, such as an article or book. I reminded her—and all of us—that journaling is a superpower. Never apologize or feel less than for journaling instead of producing writing for the masses. Journaling...  Read more The post It’s Not “Just Journaling”: Benefits for Writers appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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Can You Write When You Feel Like an Imposter?
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by Lisa Tener
2w ago
A writer recently said to me, “I feel like an imposter. How can I write as an expert when I’m working through these same problems again that I am supposed to be teaching in my book?” This author was writing about relationships and suddenly found himself struggling with a specific relationship topic in his partnership—an...  Read more The post Can You Write When You Feel Like an Imposter? appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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Should I Quote Experts in my Book’s Introduction?
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by Lisa Tener
1M ago
This excellent question came up in Get Your Writing Done last week: “Should I share expert stories in my book’s introduction?” The author was considering sharing compelling stories from Wayne Dyer and Anita Moorjani. What Is Your Reader Looking for in the Book Introduction? When you write the introduction to a nonfiction book, think about...  Read more The post Should I Quote Experts in my Book’s Introduction? appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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The Benefits of a Slow Start
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by Lisa Tener
2M ago
My 2024 is starting off slow. And I’m realizing that’s a good thing in many ways. Just before Christmas, I got rear-ended while patiently waiting to turn when the driver behind me was distracted (looking behind her at her passenger!) and didn’t see me in time. As I heal, I’m needing to limit screen time...  Read more The post The Benefits of a Slow Start appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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“How Should I Publish My Short Stories?”
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by Lisa Tener
2M ago
In my most recent post, I answered a soon-to-be-published author’s questions about distribution for a traditionally published book; today, I answer their second question: “How should I publish my short stories?” So, short stories are not in my purview, but I know enough to provide some guidance to this writer. My goal was to ascertain...  Read more The post “How Should I Publish My Short Stories?” appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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“Is My Traditional Publisher Book Contract a Good Deal?” + More Publishing Questions
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by Lisa Tener
3M ago
Today’s publishing questions come from a writer in South Africa who just received an offer from a traditional publisher. They have questions about the offer and contract and about publishing a book of short stories. Let’s address the book offer first, and in my next post, I will address the short stories. “I need help....  Read more The post “Is My Traditional Publisher Book Contract a Good Deal?” + More Publishing Questions appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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Thankful in 2023
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by Lisa Tener
3M ago
Each Thanksgiving I list all the people I am thankful for in my work. Plus books, nature and other inspiration. Here goes…but first, I want to say this: Given all that’s going on in the world, including the incredible polarization and demonization of opposing viewpoints, it’s more important than ever to focus on gratitude, foster...  Read more The post Thankful in 2023 appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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How to Write From Your Heart
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by Lisa Tener
4M ago
Your Muse Wants You to Write from Your Heart Today’s post was inspired during our “Get Your Writing Done” session a few weeks ago. I’d offered that if anyone ever needs a little private laser coaching, they can request to do a short breakout group on our Zoom calls during the writing portion of the...  Read more The post How to Write From Your Heart appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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Join Us for the Rhode Island Author Expo Dec. 2
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by Lisa Tener
4M ago
I’m thrilled to announce that I’m a featured presenter for the Rhode Island Author Expo and will share 7 Fresh Ways to Use Journaling to Tap Your Creative Genius as a Writer. I invite you to join us for some fabulous—and free!—panels, presentations, and networking. For today’s post, I interviewed the Association of RI Authors...  Read more The post Join Us for the Rhode Island Author Expo Dec. 2 appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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How To Write a Book During Tumultuous Times
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by Lisa Tener
4M ago
I recently led a writer through my Meet Your Muse exercise. He felt overwhelmed by world events. How could he write a book when everything feels so bleak? What could he contribute to systemic problems that seemed unsolvable? The Muse said, “Keep to what you are here to do.” “You’re not going to solve the...  Read more The post How To Write a Book During Tumultuous Times appeared first on Lisa Tener ..read more
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