You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair...Come to it any way but lightly...You must not come lightly to the blank page.--Stephen King, On Writing
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
That feeling you get when you've been struggling to convey something...and you NAIL it.
Against Multitasking http://commonplacebookblog.com/2018/07/05/against-multitasking/ — Read on commonplacebookblog.com/2018/07/05/against-multitasking/
That breathless excitement you experience when you find someone who really wants to hear—beyond polite interest—what your book is about.
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
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
Don’t stop doing the thing that makes you who you are. via Always Look for An Excuse to Keep Writing — Novelty Revisions
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
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