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

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

When you have all the ideas and NONE of the inspiration — BlogByEmily

This post is for my fellow writers out there. I have a head full of ideas; characters, settings, plot twists and dialogues. I sit at my laptop, hands hovering over the keyboard and then… nothing. I have no idea where to start or where I’m going. Writer’s block gets the best of us, no matter […] … Continue reading When you have all the ideas and NONE of the inspiration — BlogByEmily

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

For the Writer Who Hasn’t Been Writing — Live to Write – Write to Live

This post gives me hope! I love the idea of my unintended writing hiatus (read: block) simply lying dormant within my soul, just waiting for the perfect conditions... In her smart and inspiring book, Lab Girl, geobiologist and author Hope Jahren writes, “A seed knows how to wait. Most seeds wait for at least a … Continue reading For the Writer Who Hasn’t Been Writing — Live to Write – Write to Live

Writer to Writer: The 3-Word Challenge — Bonnywood Manor

As you all know, I 'm a big proponent of prompts...and I simply love the concept presented here via Bonnywood Manor! I'm looking forward to getting my 3 words assigned... Note: This is an older piece concerning an experiment I once conducted here at Bonnywood. The project eventually lost its funding due to partisan budget … Continue reading Writer to Writer: The 3-Word Challenge — Bonnywood Manor