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  • Started by Kathleen Kern
    Last reply by Judith Marshall
    ...“Margie” Christina Janzen, tearfully chose to keep her own. Now adults, Margie continues to be open and giving, while Spike remains introverted, shutting herself off from everything a...
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  • Started by Krissa Lagos
    Last reply by Patricia Flaherty Pagan
    When the writing critics have you down (whether internal or external), what do you do to fight them off? Do you have a system for shutting out the noise and getting back to work?In six words, tell us: What's your writing survival strategy?
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  • ...conditioning because it's blissfully quiet. I write at the same time each day to help the creative essence. When I flow, I have a difficult time shutting down even if I'm very hot....


  • Great advice, BUT I'm at a very early stage in writing my book and having problems with my inner critic shutting down my writing flow.  You have to write it first to be able to realize...
  • Part of working at home is distraction. One way I tune it all out is by turning off social media, shutting my door, putting in my earbuds and listening to some moody music, especially...
  • Shutting off the WIFI is SO very important!