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

A Gift For You

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

I’m here to help. The Growing Writer’s Survival Kit offers you an ever-expanding set of tools to get through any roadblock you’re facing.

  • Looking to cut through the chaos? The Next Steps Planning Worksheet will help you through your next project.

  • Ready to launch your book? A Minimalist Guide to Book Launches will cut through the noise and get your work out there.

  • Feeling down? The Secret might encourage you when you hit one of those days when you just plain can’t keep going.

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How to Really Finish Your NaNoWriMo Project!


NaNoWriMo is a creative writing challenge where participants share a common goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in a month. But support tends to drop off in December as everyone goes back to their lives.

I need some accountability to keep that NaNo momentum going, so I can edit and actually FINISH the book I am writing this NaNo. And I invite you to join me!

How to Write A Book or Finish Any Writing Project in 90 Days

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It’s easy to freak out over big decisions. Maybe you’re worried a decision now might screw everything up later. Maybe you still don’t quite know what to say or how to say it. Or you know what to say, but you’re not sure you can find the right people to read it or to support you. But your words can’t change the world if they’re not in it. So here’s a four-step process (and a free download!) to finish your project in 90 days.

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.