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How to make your procrastination work for you • Understanding the source of procrastination and how to turn it inside out.
Broadening the Bookshelves • This month, we’re focusing on literature by veterans.
Getting to know literature by veterans
Talk to the Practitioner: Charlie Gilkey
INTO THE LIGHT • WHAT LESSONS ARE LEARNED WHEN A VETERAN WRITER TAKES ON PLAYWRITING FOR THE FIRST TIME?
AN ANTIDOTE FOR WRITER’S DISEASE • The insidious effects of writer’s envy bleed you of motivation, time, and confidence. Here are seven strategies to help you eradicate the disease.
DEALING WITH ENVY
ERIC MAISEL ON ENVY
Seize the day • STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU FIND THE TIME YOU NEED TO BE THE WRITER YOU TRULY WANT TO BE.
MAKING THE SCENE • How to draw your readers into your characters’ world — and always leave them wanting more.
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THE MONTH AHEAD
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