December 2021 - Goal Setting

Featuring Becca Syme


What’s next? 90
From the Industry
Merri Maywether

December and Beyond

The “What Next” of NaNoWriMo Merri Mayweather December is finally here, and we have crossed the NaNoWriMo finish line. First, and foremost regardless of the final word count, congratulations! This

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From the Industry
Craig Martelle

Motivation (and Inspiration)

Craig Martelle When you don’t feel it. When the world is conspiring against you. Falling asleep sitting up. That’s when your subconscious is at its best. You have the answer

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Dear Indie Annie...

Dear Indie Annie,

A lot of my writing friends talk about all the conferences they go to, whether writing retreats, craft courses, or business-focused conferences. I have to admit, I just don’t see the point. I can write more at home without the distractions, and everything else I can find in books or online. Am I missing something? What is this elusive piece that makes people return over and over again? Conference-Confused in Cambridge Dear CC, You don’t say which Cambridge you hail from, but I think I’d be pretty safe in assuming you aren’t an alumnus of the famous Cambridge University in leafy old England.  Do you know why?  Because going to Cambridge isn’t just about gaining a degree, it’s about networking. It’s about finding people who can help and inspire you on your journey through life. And that’s not true just for Cambridge. All universities, colleges and schools come with the

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Let it snow—but get it right

Nicole Schroeder For those in the Northern Hemisphere, Jack Frost has settled in once again. And just like many uninvited holiday visitors tend to do this time of year, he’s

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Dialog Doctor

Hosted by Jeff Elkins Writing great books is critical to generating sales and building a following of readers. On the Dialogue Doctor Podcast, Jeff Elkins and other writers discuss how

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Fiction Writing Made Easy

Hosted by Savannah Gilbo Join Savannah Gilbo each week for a brand new episode with simple, actionable, and step-by-step strategies that you can implement in your writing right away. Whether

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Quitcast for Writers

Hosted by Becca Syme The Quitcast is a weekly Youtube channel and Podcast created around the content of Becca Syme’s “What to Quit, What to Keep, and What to Question”

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Focus Fashionista

Changing Hats to Match Your Mindset Elaine Bateman What hat do you wear to start your working day? No, I’m not asking about your workwear fashion choices; this is about

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young woman in relaxing yoga pose called balasana or child pose sitting on chair

“It’s Not a Real Workout”

Fitting Exercise into Pockets of Time Greg Fishbone Typing an action scene might feel like a workout. Drafting a romantic interlude might get your heart pumping. But planting your butt

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10 Tips for Pinterest

Chelle Honiker Like many social media accounts, using Pinterest for business remains a mystery for many authors. Likely because they want to know the answer to one simple question: how

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Asana on mobile

Goal Setting with Asana

Gill Fernley Asana (, an organizational app, lets you set up projects and tasks, keep track of them, and nail your deadlines. With a free plan and several paid options,

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Puzzling Together Your Goals

Using Micro-Goals to Achieve Your Macro Dreams Robyn Sarty We often become overwhelmed when we focus on our big picture goals. But if we only consider what we accomplish each

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Defining Success

Not everything needs to be measured in terms of money. Jac Harmon When you think about success, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it money, fame, and

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