Have you ever felt guilty for wanting to write? Do you ever feel like you keep letting others down because you take time to be with your thoughts and find inspiration to put pen to paper?

Well, get ready to ditch the guilt for good and create a writing ritual that allows you to bring attention to the present moment and maintain a healthy writing habit!

This episode is jam-packed with actionable steps as Lauren brings you a fun journaling exercise to help you create the time and space in your life that you need to write!
She dives deep into the process of setting priorities so you can succeed in your writing career and emphasizes the fact that the first step to achieve this is, to be honest, and real with yourself.
To give you an idea of how you can list your priorities, Lauren shares her top 3:
1.Well being
2.Creative writing
3.Her career

What are yours? Head over to Instagram and let us know! Tag @schoolforwriters, we want to hear from you!

Things you will learn in this episode:
-How to give yourself permission to write.
-How to determine and set your top priorities in life.
-The difference between responsibilities and priorities.
-How to overcome writer’s guilt and start writing now.

If you haven’t listened to episode 14 where Lauren talks to her good friend Jenn Leyva about transformative writing, then go back and check it out!

We want to know who you are and where you’ve been! Come hang out with Lauren in the Writers Squad Facebook group and over on Instagram @laurenmariefleming. We can’t wait to chat with you there!
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
Want to start writing your book but still feel lost in the process? Sign up for my FREE masterclass and join the live coaching session on December 3rd at 5 pm Pacific time HERE! I’ll give you actionable steps on how to write your book in 2021, so don’t miss it!

Book recommendation of the week:
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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