A Year in Your Life: Looking Back

(Photo Credit: Pinterest) How was your year? Looking back, there’s probably a lot that you did and maybe even more that you wish you did. Every year may be different, but every year is also the same. Your personal choices, your life-style choices, and your education choices in the past year all affected your writing. […]

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Writing During Holidays

For many people, holidays are a time for family andd friends. But if you forget to take time to write, you will pay for it. So what to do? If your holiday means family, friends, and special activities, not only can you still write – you can take advantage (in a good way) of these […]

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Writing Life: Thankfulness

Today is not a post about craft but about thankfulness. How often do we take the time to just be thankful for our ability to write creatively? The ability to create something with words that touches heart, imaginations, and minds is incredible. We transcend the typical and craft something new. We each use our unique […]

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Procrastination Plan: Boredom

Sometimes, procrastination happens not because of fears, competing demands, or insufficient time. Sometimes the cause is boredom with the project. Here’s a few of the reasons a writer might become bored. Over-plotting. Even though many writers are helped by outlines, over-plotting can take away the fun, enthusiasm, and adventure of writing a first draft. How […]

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Writing Fears: Unbalance your Fears

One way to overcome your writing fears is to make sure the benefits of writing outweigh the fears. People tend to think of motivation as coming from the inside or the outside. Motivation also can come from positives and it can come from negatives. Because this is such a vast subject, but is relevant now, […]

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Strategies to Reach 50k: Stamina

One often overlooked element of writing is stamina. Writing stamina is linked not only to attention span, imagination, and will-power but also to physical well-being. When you really get into a project, you may forget to take care of yourself. As a result, your writing stamina goes down and you start producing less. If you […]

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