Overcome Imposter Syndrome in Your Writing

Despite the fact that for as long as I have known myself, I knew I wanted to be a writer, I battled with Imposter Syndrome when I began sharing my work. It is the overwhelming feeling that you don’t deserve your success and you’re not as intelligent, creative or talented as you may seem to others. You feel like a

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#NaNaWriMo – Plotting Your Mystery Novel

Thanks to all of you reaching out about wanting to take the challenge. It’s easy. Go to www.nanowrimo.org and set up your profile and create your writing project and word count goal. You can find my profile here…send me a buddy request —> https://nanowrimo.org/participants/trulynerissa/ If you need additional coaching to stay on task…my offer of live sessions is still available…

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Writing Soundtrack for In Plain Sight

I discovered about 10 years ago that country music is the perfect soundtrack to write to. Yes there are times when I want total silence, at other times I need some music in the background. Don’t ask me why country does the trick but I won’t stop the flow to figure out the reason. It could be the combination of

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Write So Your Joy is Full

What’s the dream? To be a best selling author? To turn your books into a movie franchise? What’s the dream that is stirring the desire to write? I have found if my motivation is for anything other than my own pleasure it is often difficult to sustain the discipline of writing. I write for me first. Even when it is

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Worthy to Write

A colleague recently expressed concern that she did not feel worthy to write the book she had inside of her. I was somewhat surprised to hear her say this and at the same time I wasn’t. I knew the feeling well. I am very familiar with that conversation. It comes out sounding like a favorite song you can sing by

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