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On Getting It and Showing Up

There’s a popular quote floating around on the interwebs, stating that “comparison is the thief of joy.” I’ve never found a rock-solid origin for that quote, although it is most frequently attributed to Theodore Roosevelt. Frankly, I think it sounds a little too touchy-feely to have come from the uber-manly …

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Navigating an Evolving Writing Process

As I sit in the Chicago airport during a layover on my way to the Sundance Film Festival (headed to meet up with our very own Queen of Writer Unboxed, Therese Walsh!), I’m pondering the way my writing routine has changed. If you’d asked me a few years ago if …

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To Absent Friends

Within the last week, I’ve had two clients with the same problem, a sign that I’ve found a good topic for an article.  (They’ve given me permission to use them as examples – thanks, guys.)  What was tripping them up was that they both had to keep the focus on …

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Writer Unboxed is 14 Today! Plus: CONTEST

Writer Unboxed is 14 years old today! Over these many years, we’ve written over 4,700 posts, to help inspire creativity, instill courage, improve craft, educate, and spread wisdom as we write on. This year, we have over 70 contributors–writers, administrators, and social media leaders–all working to support the mission. We …

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