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New Research Shows How Expressive Writing Can Make You Happier

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Do you feel down at times?

I think it can happen to all of us.

When we feel down, life is a struggle. Even simple things can feel overwhelming.

And creativity? Forget it.

But as writers, we have a secret weapon to make us feel happier and more positive. Read on to find out how to use it.

The secret weapon of expressive writing

When Shalhavit Cohen first studied with Professor Tal Ben-Shahar at Harvard,

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Two Complete Content Marketing Examples for Fiction and Nonfiction Authors

Two Content Marketing Examples for Fiction and Nonfiction AuthorsLast week, we took the plunge into a comprehensive content-marketing strategy for authors.

If you’re new to the world of content marketing … “plunge” is definitely the right word: five steps, over forty-two-hundred words, twenty-three separate visuals, and no less than thirty-seven links for further reading.

Insightful? Yes.

Helpful? I sure hope so.

Overwhelming? Probably.

But don’t despair. Today’s post is all about putting that plan into action.

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Content Marketing for Authors: A Comprehensive Strategy You Can Actually Use

Content Marketing for AuthorsLet’s start with the bad news: the vast majority of online content never gets noticed. Period, end of story, thanks for playing… goodbye and goodnight.

Of course, if you’ve spent any time in the overcrowded world of online writing, you’re already acquainted with the pain of obscurity.

Few experiences are more disheartening than laboring over a masterpiece – outlining, crafting, writing, editing, rewriting and rewriting and rewriting – only to hit publish and be greeted by the universal sound of digital crickets.

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How to Boost Your Productivity Like Leo Babauta

Sometimes I get stuck.

I stare at the blank page and the blank page stares back at me.

Know what I mean?

To find out how successful writers like Leo Babauta, Nina Amir, and Barrie Davenport unblock their creativity and become insanely productive, read on.

I’m delighted to welcome Leo Babauta back to WritetoDone! As you know, he is the original creator of this blog.

How to Boost Your Creativity Like Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net

boost your productivityThere are so many great benefits to mindfully exercising,

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How to Get Your Life Back: 17 Crucial Tips for Bloggers

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Overwhelming, isn’t it?

You love blogging, but the amount of time it takes to do it efficiently is daunting.

Successful blogging does require a great deal of time.

Researching, writing, editing, publishing, promoting, and responding to commenters are all necessary blogging tasks.

However, you pay the price in order to accomplish them efficiently.

Time with your family, time for your job if blogging is a hobby,

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How to Win Big, Write Better

mindful fitnessWhat if you could write as easily as you drive a car?

Like being on automatic.

You just get into the car, start the motor, step on the accelerator–and the car starts moving.

You don’t stop the car every time you decide whether to go into second or third gear (at least, I hope you don’t!).

But when we write, the process can be labored and slow.

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How to Write Your Way to Success [Infographic]


Write your way to success

Writing is simple.

You just put words together with a fancy keyboard (or if you’re super cool a typewriter) and you’re good to go.

That’s the easy part, but being a writer? Now that’s different.

Anyone can put words together, but putting them together in the perfect order, selecting the right terms, organizing it effectively, and all those other responsibilities aren’t as easy.

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How To Create Memorable Characters: 8 Little-Known Sleights of Hand

Do we always have to create memorable characters?

No.

It depends on the genre.

In an all-action thriller focused on pace and plot, everyone but the key players can be wafer-thin. They’re disposable.

The same is often true of detective fiction, even the quality sort. In John Dickson Carr’s famous ‘locked room’ mysteries, the only rounded character is the sleuth, Gideon Fell, and he’s larger than life.

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How To Become a Good Writer: 50 Quotes From The Greats

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You want to write.

But you’re not sure if that makes you a writer.

And you don’t just want to be any kind of writer; you want to become a good writer.

It’s an exciting goal, but what’s the pathway?

How to you get there?

We’ve collected 50 inspiring quotes from writers for you. These writers share their experience of how to become a good writer.

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How To Keep Writing: 5 Tricks To Sneak Past Perfectionism

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Have you been sitting in front of your computer for what feels like hours?

You know the feeling.

Typing a few words, deleting them, groaning in frustration, getting a couple of sentences down only to decide they’re not quite right…

You’re about ready to tear your hair out.

You recognize what’s happening, of course. Your inner perfectionist is rearing its obnoxious head,

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