dealing with rejection

Dealing with rejection (video)

Viewing time: 4 mins. 34 secs. The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today’s question focuses on dealing with rejection. If you have a question you’d like me to answer you can email me at, tweet me @pubcoach, or leave a message for me at the …

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reducing writing shame

How to reduce writing shame

Reading time: Just over 3 minutes Reducing writing shame should be one of your goals if you ever suffer from this supremely uncomfortable and unhelpful emotion…. Are you proud of your ability to write? Or do you secretly feel embarrassed, worried or even ashamed about it? I ask these questions …

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What is ‘Gaeltacht’?

Reading time: Less than 1 minute Increase your vocabulary and you’ll make your writing much more precise. That’s why I provide a word of the week. Today’s word: Gaeltacht…. An Irish writer of literary fiction, Colum McCann was born in Dublin but now lives and works in New York. I was …

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rebuilding your website

Welcome to my new website

Reading time: Less than 3 minutes There are few jobs less glamourous than rebuilding your website. But sometimes the work just needs to be done… It was the hottest day of the year. I glanced at the thermometer in the room and saw that it read 86 degrees F (30 …

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Why you should be a copycat

Reading time: Less than 3 minutes Being called a copycat is generally an insult. Instead, I think it’s a valuable tool for writers to try… If you were ever able to sneak into my home office around 6 am on a weekday morning, you just might find me hunched over my computer, …

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