This wonderful piece came across my reader today...and, while the message is somewhat of a bitter pill, it still manages to be inspirational and motivating... by Meg Dowell You don’t know which projects are going to succeed, and which ones are going to fail. Many people assume that because I’ve been writing for a long … Continue reading The Best Piece of Writing Advice I Ever Received — A Writer’s Path
by Claudia Blood I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have to trick myself into writing. Yes, I want to be a writer, but writing is HARD. Daydreaming about stories is almost as satisfying as writing them down and far easier. There’s none of that messy grammar or infestation of typos or […] … Continue reading Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write
Here’s how you can take a step back without quitting completely. via Do This the Next Time You Feel Like Leaving the Writing Life Behind — Novelty Revisions
Giving the time and consideration to your titles and subhead is something I need to work on (insert sheepish emoji)...
As much as I consider myself a fiction writer, it seems my most successful (and when I say successful, I mean published...and when I say published, I mean twice) writing projects have been memoir or personal essays. The biggest mistake many writers can make is to pigeonhole themselves into one particular genre, simply because it's … Continue reading Turning Memories into Memoir–Where to Begin?
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So, there I was this morning, slogging my way through a 30-minute torture session with Shaun T, he of Insanity workout fame. One of his oft-used slogans is "No Excuses," which, really, should be everyone's slogan for...well, everything worth doing. But, as I do my best to keep things writing-related here, let's just apply this … Continue reading How to silence that inner whiner
Some tough love advice here…but oh, so true!
This is a freelance contribution by Sally Keys. You may remember her from her guest post, Creating The Time And Space You Need To Write Your Best Work. Sally is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves […]
Hello, dear readers. Normally, I try not to jump up on my soap box when blogging...but this morning, I saw something that really burned my biscuits. Since moving to the southern coastal area of Maine, I've noticed a strange phenomenon: people really love their vanity plates up here. Most of them are some sort of … Continue reading Now I know why they call them “vanity plates”…
A blank page. There’s nothing more terrifying for a writer. Not an actual blank page, of course, but a Word Document with no words on it, that mysterious absence of words that is amplified by us staring at the white screen of death for so long that we feel our brains exploding. You think and […] … Continue reading How to Find Your Blogging Muse — The Art of Blogging