Writing Process Cornerstone

Your Writing Process Matters. When a client or student of mine is struggling with any part of their writing, there are five things I examine in order to find the reason behind their difficulties. It’s like a doctor’s screening process, I imagine. The first place I look to help me diagnose and treat their writing…

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Impostor Syndrome - Kris WIndley: Writer, Editor, Educator

Don’t Believe Impostor Syndrome; human value isn’t a competition.

Impostor Syndrome can affect anyone. But the experience of women, people of colour, and neurodivergent and disabled people with impostor syndrome should be viewed through an intersectional lens. Impostor Syndrome tends to describe high-achieving individuals who lack an ability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. Sound familiar?…

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Your Writing Process Matters. Stop the Cage Match!

Okay, so I recognize that you might not imagine the term, “Cage Match” as a descriptor of your writing process. But it will all make sense in a minute. I swear! We all get frozen sometimes when we are writing. A few weeks ago, I talked about how that freezing sensation has nothing to do with Writers’…

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5 ways to organize your ideas to share them effectively Kris Windley

5 Ways for Writers to Organize Ideas

How can you organize ideas in a way that will make everything clear and more fun? I know I spend a lot of time harping on you guys to organize your ideas and plan your writing. Now, we’re talking about revising and I’m saying you have to re-organize your writing after the fact, if it…

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The Shocking Truth about Writers’ Block is Simple.

It’s that horrible feeling when you sit down to write… But instead of finding that creative flow pouring out, you sit paralyzed – staring at your computer screen and seething at the impossible task of…words. Everybody who’s tried communicating with words has felt it: a paralyzing barrier between the idea you want to share & the ability to…

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