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Christine Royse Niles — Changing the world one word at a time

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Being a writer can get overwhelming, can’t it?

I’m here to help. In Start to Write, learn the lessons I wish I had known from the beginning — that could have saved me a lot of time and energy.

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The Introvert’s Guide to Conference Survival

Conferences can be pretty intimidating to introverts. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to connect with mentors and peers and readers. So here are a few pro-tips to get through them successfully.

How to Capture the Perfect Idea

Writers debate the topic of ideas a lot. Most fall into two distinct camps: ideas as mystery gifts and ideas as precious gems.

But what if there was a better way to never run out of great ideas to write about?

Why You Give Up On Your Goals (and how to prevent it)

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Have you ever decided it was time to get fit (or write a book, or declutter, or, or, or…)?

Excitement is rocket-fuel for a new goal. But at some point, the Red Bull wears off and things get harder. Here are some tips to help push through.

Four Things Writers Can Stop Stressing About Right Now

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Writers stress out about a lot of things, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are four things you can stop stressing out about today.

Advice For Moving Forward Toward Your Dream

I’m honored to be a guest today on Tammy Helfrich’s podcast, Right Where You Are. I share my story about adoption, becoming a writer, leaving my corporate job, and a little bit about Eight Essentials. I encourage you guys to pop on over and check it out.