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Are you ready to turn your knowledge, experience, expertise, or skills into a profitable course?

Then you’re in the right place! Digital courses are a great way to add a first or additional income stream to your business!

And it all starts with deciding what your course will be about.

In this post, I’m going to share my 3-step method for choosing the perfect course topic!

Let’s get started!


Ask yourself what problems your future students are struggling with most (within the context of your…

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We’re nearing the end of October and if your inbox looks anything like mine, you’ve been inundated with news and resources regarding NaNoWriMo.

If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a challenge based on writing a 50k-word novel in 30 days.

I love the concept of NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated multiple times in the past and won once (July 2020 during Camp NaNoWriMo). But, as I recently ran through the pros and cons of doing it this year, I decided not to participate and here’s why…

4 Reasons I’m Not Participating in NaNoWriMo This Year

1 | Risk of Burnout: NaNoWriMo…

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Have you ever wished you could write more words per hour?

I know I have!

A few years ago I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy, which has gradually made it more difficult to type as much as I used to. To compensate for this limitation, I decided to take the leap and incorporate dictation into my writing process. In fact, I spent the month of August testing different programs and adjusting to the new way of getting my thoughts onto the page.

Now, two months later, I am able to write three times more words per…

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Are you looking for ways to reduce stress, manage your time, and get more writing done?

Then this post is for you!

My days used to feel hectic, as if there weren’t enough hours in the day, but this wasn’t the case. When I took an honest look at how I was spending my time, I realized I was doing a lot of busy work that failed to bring me closer to my goals. I was flying by the seat of my pants rather than being intentional about how I was spending my time.

That’s when I decided I needed…

Are you lacking motivation? Wish you could get more words on the page? Do you often find yourself procrastinating, putting off your writing until tomorrow, next week, next month?

Whenever I feel my motivation slipping, or fall into a procrastination mindset, more often than not, I find that it’s because I’ve gotten lax about using the tools I know make a huge difference in my ability to be productive.

One of the tools I lean heavily on is a visual progress tracker. When I let the habit of tracking my progress slip, that’s when I get into trouble.

A visual…

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Have you been distracted lately? Having a tough time staying motivated? I get it!

I’ve gotten to a point where I really need a good push to get back into a regular writing routine. Maybe you’ve felt the same way. These past few months have been unsettling and chaotic, to say the least, and my writing has definitely suffered because of it.

That’s why I decided to join Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of July.

My goal is to finish the first draft of my current WIP during the challenge. I joined Camp with a group of writer friends from…

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I’ve always had an insatiable curiosity as to how people work, a desire to uncover what makes them tick, so to speak, which is probably why I love the character development process so much. I want to know who people are deep down, what mask they’re wearing out in the world, and why they put it on in the first place. I want to unveil their worldview and discover how they respond and react to conflict and adversity and how they relate to the various people they come in contact with. Basically, I’m fascinated by the why and how of…

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When we create characters, we strive to make them as realistic and believable as possible. It’s one of the most important things to get right in our writing, because the story we’re telling is ultimately about how our protagonist changes and grows from the beginning to the end.

This character journey is what makes a story a story.

But if we write inconsistent characters or characters that don’t ring true, our readers will know it. …

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Prudie stood at the foot of her bed, a hand-embroidered handkerchief spread open in front of her. She rubbed her fingers gently over the light pink flowers and smiled wanly. She had done the needlework when she was just sixteen years old and had been so proud of how well it turned out that she had hidden it away all these years, never letting it be used for its intended purpose.

She took in a deep, shaky breath as a single tear slipped down her cheek. …

Welcome to The Writer’s Sanctuary Publication

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Writing is a solitary experience. We have an idea, we flesh it out in our minds, then we sit behind our computers or with pen to paper and pull the visions from our minds to paint a picture with our words.

But this doesn’t mean we have to go it alone.

Healthy Writing Communities Provide Encouragement

While the act of writing is solitary and often lonely, being a part of a community reminds us that we are not alone. We all go through ups and downs in our writing careers, and it’s our community that encourages us to keep…

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