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Julie Artz | author, editor, book coach, dragon

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[Wyrd Words Weekly] A one-two punch for critique partner success

Hello Reader, When I was writing my first novel (you know, back when I was in my 20s and dinosaurs still roamed the Earth), I didn't know any other writers. The internet was just becoming a thing, so I did take some online classes and received some helpful emailed feedback from a couple of kind...
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12 days ago • 2 min read

[Write Your Novel With Confidence] The world is waiting for your stories

Hello Reader, Do you dream of writing a book? Not just any book—your book. Your collection of stories, your novel, your memoir. For too many people, writing a book stays in the dream realm. They never get started on it. Or they start, but so often, never finish. But it doesn’t have to be like...
17 days ago • 1 min read

[Write Your Novel With Confidence] You're invited!

Reader, Do you aspire to write a novel in 2023? I do! But I've also got a business to run and a busy family life. Sometimes I struggle to fit it all in. Is it possible to write your book in only a few writing sessions a week? Absolutely. But is it as easy as some people make it sound? Definitely...
20 days ago • 1 min read

[Write Your Novel With Confidence] Looking for a dose of inspiration in the new year?

Hello Reader, So many of us dream of a life spent telling stories, but at the same time have trouble getting started. If that sounds familiar, you're definitely not alone, but what exactly is it that’s holding you back? Is it that you’re unsure whether or not your idea is good enough? Do you...
25 days ago • 1 min read

[Wyrd Words Weekly] Two special offers for the new year!

Hello Reader, Happy New Year, friends! I always love the feeling of a fresh start that the new year brings and this year is full of exciting events. First, I'm opening registration for the next round of my critique partner matching service, CP Meet Cute. And, as an added bonus, I'll be hosting a...
26 days ago • 1 min read

[Wyrd Words Weekly] - Holiday wishes from my family to yours!

Merry Christmas Reader, I'm hunkered down with my family enjoying the twinkling lights, the gentle snowfall, and of course, some kitty snuggles. But I wanted to send a quick note with my warm holiday wishes. I'm so thankful to have you as part of my writing community. Warmly, Julie
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

A holiday reading list...

Hello Reader, I talked about how worn-down I'd been feeling last week. So this week I want to share one of my favorite ways to get myself out of a slump--reading! You've heard me talk about the importance of reading like a writer before. But this newsletter isn't about that. It's about reading...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

[Wyrd Words Weekly] - Feeling depleted? You're not alone.

Hello Reader, Anyone else feeling totally depleted about now? *raises hand* I know, I know, I run a business that's all around slaying doubt demons, creating with confidence, [insert a zillion uplifting and positive statments here]. But the truth is, I ran out of gas sometime last week and have...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

[Wyrd Words Weekly] On archetypes and tarot cards

Hello Reader, As someone who works with writers for a living, I'm constantly on the look-out for stories. And if I can't uncover the actual story, well, I make one up. I dream about things like the mystery of the elderly lady down the street from me who puts fully dressed mannequins on her front...
about 2 months ago • 3 min read

[Wyrd Words Weekly] When to press the Mute button on the internal editor and when to listen to her...

Hello Reader, If you've been in my community for a while, you've probably heard me talk here, on social media, and even on podcasts about silencing the inner editor. Then my extremely wise and thoughtful client, Sara Avant Stover, posted this Reel, in which she lists the reasons she never tells...
2 months ago • 3 min read