The Writing Life

Ingrid’s Notes YouTube Channel

I have a huge announcement for everyone! For over a year I’ve been thinking about doing this … and despite all my fears and the imposer-syndrome devil sitting on my shoulder, I’ve decided to get out of my comfort zone and jump into the deep end. I’ve created a YouTube channel! My channel is called: Ingrid’s Notes:…

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We Try So Hard

Two weeks ago I shared Lynne Twist’s quote about feeling like enough is never enough. I threw energy out into the universe, and in that mysterious way the universe works, it sent something back to me. Last week a wonderful article by Jamie Varon fell into my lap. It asked me to forgive myself for the shame…

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Creative Input = Creative Output

Two weeks ago I returned home from my honeymoon in New Orleans. It’s the first time my husband and I have been on a vacation in over three years … at least a vacation that didn’t include family, a major holiday, or getting married. It’s been so long since we’ve carved out time just for us…

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I’m Broken. Should I Give Up Writing?

Two articles really hit a nerve with me this week. They’re completely different, and yet they both tango with the subject of failure and feeling alone in this big noisy world. They’re worth your time. I’m Broken. Do you ever feel like you’re alone? So. Damn. Alone. We’re surrounded by people, and yet the broken pieces of…

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Managing Your Finances as a Freelance Writer

By Helen Calder Many people believe that when you work for yourself as a freelance writer you get a wealth of benefits from being your own boss. Picking your own working hours and effectively choosing your workload are undoubtedly perks of the job, but there are also major inconveniences when it comes to working for…

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What am I?

I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly…

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Seven Takeaways from the Self-Publishing Success Summit

Two weeks ago I mentioned the online Self-Publishing Success Summit that was being broadcast for free through Chandler Bolt’s Self-Publishing School. I hunkered down and listened to as many of these interviews as I could while they were free, and I found myself extremely inspired! Not only was it interesting to learn about how self-publishing works, but there were…

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