The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating. Whether it is a fresh sheet of paper or a blank word processor template with its infuriating little flashing cursor, it is the same. You have nothing in front of your eyes […] … Continue reading The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

How to Find Your Blogging Muse — The Art of Blogging

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

The Magic of Writing Communities — Writing Up My Serotonin

No cheating today. No short stories, no guest post. I actually have to write something this time. Which would be a lot easier if I had spent a moment considering what specifically to blog about today. Sure, it’s supposed to be a writing-related so that gives me a general direction but that’s about it. I’ve […] … Continue reading The Magic of Writing Communities — Writing Up My Serotonin

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #5

  I hope you're all enjoying lovely, balmy spring weather; here in Maine, the temps have been slow to rise... Anyhoo, here is my response to last week's prompt. Enjoy--and then go write something! Recall a photograph from your life and describe it in a way that suggests (but doesn’t specifically name) why it matters. (Remember … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #5

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt #5

Hello, my fellow blogging sloggers! I've attached this week's prompt for you to peruse; I hope thus far in this journey that some of these exercises have given you that spark of creativity or motivation to help you put the pen to paper. Let me just say here that, no matter how badly you want … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt #5

More on the necessity of writing prompts…

There are many ways to improve your writing, and we’re almost certain you’ve come across many of these list-based articles before… but just know that this one is different. This isn’t just any old list of passed-down information and general advice. It’s far from it. With this list, you’ll get three exercises that you can… via … Continue reading More on the necessity of writing prompts…

Five Things You Wish You Knew Before Writing A Novel — Liam-J-Cross Writing&Editing

The novel is considered the holy grail of writing; a means through which some of the best writers of all time portrayed their literary genius. It’s a beast, a gargantuan; it’s arguably the most difficult piece of writing one could attempt to conquer. It’s no secret that writing a novel is hard. Just look at… via … Continue reading Five Things You Wish You Knew Before Writing A Novel — Liam-J-Cross Writing&Editing

Reignite Your Passion – Step Two — Eva O’Reilly

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gpDbvlAI_A0?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent They say that if you’ve done something once, you can do it again. If you can remember how it felt, you can recapture the state you were in. Every time I go to a job interview I remember how great it feels to walk into that room and just nail it. Yes, it can be… … Continue reading Reignite Your Passion – Step Two — Eva O’Reilly