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Perfectionism, Permission, and Pleasure in Writing

Recently I sat down to talk about writing with Thea Sutton, author of historical novel, The Women of Blackmouth Street and writing coach and mentor on the One Lit Place creative team. We discussed the three Ps: perfectionism, permission, and pleasure in writing and how writers can avoid, give, and enjoy them in turns by making minor shifts to our expectation of the creative process.

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Unplugging: How Writers Do It

Writers need to unplug as much as anyone. Yet while how writers unplug may look like work to the layperson, our continuing to stay creative refuels us in important ways.

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Why We Write

Why we write is it fuels us to process, create, and become on the page and to affect change and do our part to make the world a better place by sharing it.

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Recover from Black Friday by Making Good Art

The antidote for the creative person to recover from Black Friday is to make good art. For writers, this means carving out a quiet space to gather your thoughts and let them rise on the page through personal essay or memoir, self-development book, or novel. By spending this time writing and creating, you’re best able to recover from stress and feel fit and full to embrace the giving season.

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