This Is What To Do When Bad Things Sprout Legs

This Is What To Do When Bad Things Sprout Legs by @MConnollyAuthor #legs #bad #things

I had something crappy happen to me recently. On a scale of bad stuff it falls smack in the middle – not earth-shattering, but certainly earth-rattling. When the news arrived, I immediately: discovered all the ways that the crappy thing was somehow my fault, thereby stoking that ugly voice inside to remind me that I…

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This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling

This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling by @MConnollyAuthor #Creativity #Inspiration

In my first blog post, I promised to share what it is like to be a debut author and how I was to remain determined to honor the creative process and to no longer live by default. Now here I am, just over two months from the release of my novel, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS, (April…

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This Is Why Writing Advice Conflicts Me

This Is Why Writing Advice Conflicts Me by @MConnollyAuthor #Advice #Writing #WritingAdvice

I have developed a conflicted relationship with advice. My general experience has been that the person meting it out is often the blowhard in the group, the one with the least amount of wisdom. And conversely, the quietly successful person, the one I really care to hear from, rarely offers advice unless pressed to do…

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This is How I Successfully Procrastinate

This is How I Successfully Procrastinate by @MConnollyAuthor #Procrastinate

The Fear of ‘Second Pages’ aka How I Successfully Procrastinate  I am so happy to report that I have gotten through one of the great quagmires I created in my little author brain – the absolute final revision of my novel, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS. How My Procrastination Starts  ‘Second pages’, as they are referred to…

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Creative Ways To Manage Creative Thoughts

Creative Ways To Manage Creative Thoughts by @MConnollyAuthor #inspirations #writing #thoughts

Inspiration. Where does it come from? In my case almost everywhere. One sideways glance at the perfect shield-shaped carapace of a stink bug can send me reeling. Or a chance encounter with a few notes from a Louis Armstrong ballad. A brief exchange with a decidedly eccentric person (this is my favorite – you’ll see…

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