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Dear Sherry: Depressed Not Lazy

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Dear Sherry, I don’t know if you can help me. You probably can’t, but I’m going to ask you anyway in hope you can. Here’s the situation. I’m falling behind in my writing and I’m getting really frustrated with it, and myself. I go on Facebook and I see all my writing friends getting book contracts and having book launches, sometimes…

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Coach’s Corner: Just Do It

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Welcome to Coach’s Corner, where I offer some thoughts on the creative process and breaking through moments of self-doubt. Defeating writer’s block is a huge industry. There are dozens upon dozens of books available at the bookstore on it (including mine). There are hundreds of workshops advertised on Facebook every day that are dedicated to it (including mine). Most writers…

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Dear Sherry: Classless

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Dear Sherry, I want to be a writer. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. I’m writing short stories and thinking about submitting them, but I’m worried they’re not good enough. I’m worried that I’m not good enough. I haven’t taken any classes or workshops, and I don’t have a degree in creative writing like you do. Shouldn’t I have…

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Dear Sherry: Burned Out

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Dear Sherry, I’ve been writing for several years now. I have a handful of books published. Lately, the writing has just been, well, hard. This isn’t about writer’s block. I can get the words on the page if I have to, so I know it isn’t being “blocked” that’s slowing me down. Frankly, I’m burned out on writing. What are some…

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Coach’s Corner: Celebrating the Small Stuff

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Welcome to Coach’s Corner, where I offer some thoughts on the creative process and breaking through moments of self-doubt. Do you ever have days when you’re sitting at your computer, staring at the screen, and wondering why you’re doing this yet again, on a Friday night, again? Have you thought, “This is my tenth night sitting in front of the computer.…

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Dear Sherry: Going in Circles

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Dear Sherry, I’ve been battling with a novel manuscript for almost ten years. How do I decide whether to abandon it and consider it a learning experience, or whether I should suck it up, buttercup! —  and work through it?  I know how important it is to finish a manuscript to know if it’s a viable story with a decent…

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Dear Sherry: Bleeding Heart Fantasy Author

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“Dear Sherry” is an opportunity to ask for advice on writer’s/creativity block, time management, the process of writing, and more. Sherry Peters is a Certified Life Coach who works with writers at all stages of their writing career looking to increase their productivity through pushing past the self-doubt holding them back. Her fiction has won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book award,…

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Dear Sherry: Feel Like An Alien

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“Dear Sherry” is an opportunity to ask for advice on writer’s/creativity block, time management, the process of writing, and more. Sherry Peters is a Certified Life Coach who works with writers at all stages of their writing career looking to increase their productivity through pushing past the self-doubt holding them back. Her fiction has won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book award,…

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Dear Sherry: Should Know How, but Don’t

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“Dear Sherry” is an opportunity to ask for advice on writer’s/creativity block, time management, the process of writing, and more. Sherry Peters is a Certified Life Coach who works with writers at all stages of their writing career looking to increase their productivity through pushing past the self-doubt holding them back. Her fiction has won the Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book award,…

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