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A weekly podcast forwriters -- published, wannabe, or anywhere in between. Get the time, energy, & courage you need to pursue your passion & write every day.

Thank you for listening, and happy writing! -- Sarah

Jan 14, 2015

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Woo! I've officially made it to the second episode of "Write Now", the podcast that helps aspiring writers to find the time, energy, and courage you need to pursue your passion and write every day.

I've also been told by several listeners that my voice is "soothing" and "mellow", which I'm counting as a win.
5 Steps for making your writing goals a reality.
You probably already know that goals are extremely important to writers of all kinds.

But how do we set goals -- and stick to them?

This episode explores five steps for setting realistic goals and following through on them:
1. Begin to set your goal by defining something tangible you want to accomplish.
2. Establish your own realistic expectations.
3. Translate those realistic expectations into realistic goals.
4. Stick to those goals.
5. Move beyond your goals by internalizing them.
I also take a look at some of the goals and habits of famous American writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, and others. You can read more about these fascinating folks in this Flavorwire article.
Book of the week!
This week's book is the lovely (and starkly honest) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King.

This is a must-read for any writer -- yes, even despite the fact that King is widely regarded as a hack. I don't care. This book offers fantastic, practical advice on world-building, vocabulary, truth-telling, plotting, getting an agent, and more.

You should read it.
I answer your burning questions! This week, it's, "Help! I'm constantly distracted by the internet! What should I do?"
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I'll do my best to answer it. Just visit my Contact page and type out what you're feeling. You can also just email me at hello [at] sarahwerner [dot] com.
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