The Best Piece of Writing Advice I Ever Received — A Writer’s Path

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

Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write

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

No, In Fact, You Should Not Write For Free — Whatever

The blog Lifehacker just posted a piece entitled “Why You Should Write For Free,” in which writer Nick Douglas (on staff, note) explains when he believes writing for free is appropriate — and when it is not. The headline alone is enough to fluff me up with righteous fury, as my own, consistent refusal to […] … Continue reading No, In Fact, You Should Not Write For Free — Whatever

How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction

Have you ever noticed how many “How To Be A Writer” guides are floating around the internet? Have you seen all the articles about what being a writer means, detailing tips to fit the bill, sharing the holy guidelines you have to follow to truly be able to classify yourself as a “Writer”? Not that […] … Continue reading How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction

Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK

Okay, I’ll come clean. I gave up. Despite the number one piece of advice from writers, editors and agents, which is never give up. In fact, it’s usually in caps: Like it’s shouted across a vast chasm filled with the souls of all those who quit. Don’t be one of those poor fools! NEVER, EVER […] … Continue reading Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK