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Protected: Writing Motivation doesn’t come from guilt or shame.

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Why you shouldn’t write King Lear right now, and what to do instead.

By Kris Windley |

Oh there’s that meme again. You know the one about Shakespeare writing King Lear during the plague, or whatever. Or the other one saying that you never lacked “time” but rather you lack “discipline” unless you create or learn or complete some amazing life-goal right now. Maybe it’s a stream of pictures of *perfectly baked*…

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“Just Start,” is the worst advice I’ve ever heard…or given.

By Kris Windley |

I think those two words have hurt me more than my three worst ex-boyfriends…combined! Not because it’s bad advice to tell a person to just start the things they want to create. But because productivity for productivity’s sake – sucks. “Just Start!” is great advice if the problem you’re having is that you have a…

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Check out what I'd put in a Writers' Box this Spring

If I had a Writers’ Sub Box for #30DaysWithaK today, what would I put in it?

By Kris Windley |

One of the key elements of a rich Writing Practice is the act of purposefully adding a sense joy & luxury to it. That doesn’t mean that you have to scream-laugh while you draft a blog post – or purchase a solid gold desktop to hide behind. But it does mean that we can find…

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Develop a Writing Routine with these 5 tricks and resources

Develop a Writing Routine & Save Yourself from Writers’ Block with These 5 Tips

By Kris Windley |

Okay…but why did you click the “Writers’ Block” title, if that’s working so well for you? Cause it’s not working for you – that’s why. I know this, because that used to be my point of view too. I had no writing routine, because I didn’t know I needed one. I was certain that my ability…

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The secret to your perfect writing space isn't what you thought.

Your Writing Space Doesn’t Need Another Plant.

By Kris Windley |

What’s with writers & their spaces, anyway? You know that mythical perfect spot you imagine will make writing easy and comforting and PERFECT? Well…it’s not real. You can’t find a place that will magic away the difficulties of writing, but the yearning for a perfect writers’ space endures. We all covet a perfect writing space…

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Author:

Kris Windley

I'm a writer, editor, illustrator, teacher, mother of two and enthusiastic cat-belly snuggler.

I write about Writing, Business and Blogging...and sometimes about Changing the World. 

Because if you're going to worry about commas and cash flow and social shares, you can pay attention to empathy and kindness too, right?

xo
Kris

Contents

  • Blog Archive

    This is the Blog Home Archive where you will see the most recently published articles and links to article categories.

  • Writing Skills

    Articles to help you develop your writing process, practice and skills - and figure out how to use them to change the world.

  • Blogging Tips

    Articles to help you use your online stage effectively and ethically - while having a bit of fun.

  • Your Brand Voice

    Articles and Resources to help you find your brand voice - and use it in your small business or not-for-profit organization to make a big impact.

  • Change the World

    Articles and Resources to help you take your mission, small business or writing skill and turn it into an engine for change in the world around you.