Need for Enthusiasm in Writing

Whether you are writing for yourself or for an audience, I think one key to success is to write what you want to read. This means having enthusiasm, passion, and curiosity. When one of these feelings wanes, you can dig deep for another and stoke the fires. If you want to read your WIP, you […]

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To: Readers (From: Writers)

A reader of this blog made the comment that just as writing tethers the writer to other people, writing also tethers other people to the author. It works both ways. I’ve been thinking about this and decided to form my thoughts into two blogs: what writers give readers and what readers give writers. Today: what […]

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To: Writers (From: Readers)

A reader of this blog made the comment that just as writing tethers the writer to other people, writing also tethers other people to the author. It works both ways. I’ve been thinking about this and decided to form my thoughts into two blogs: what writers give readers and what readers give writers. Today: what […]

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Writing Is Like Love

Sometimes writing gives me the greatest feeling in the world. Everything makes sense, anything is possible. Looking at your WIP is like looking in a mirror that clearly reflects your intentions. Writing is effortless and time flies by. You are happy and energized. The world is a wonderful place. These feelings are very like the […]

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You Resemble a Nobel Prize Winner

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” ― Nelson Mandela (from Goodreads) — Nelson Mandela is an activist who became President of South Africa and now is a statesman who has […]

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Rebel With Your Writing

Rebel (Photo credit: just.Luc) To be a successful rebel writer it helps to… Have a cause, mission, or purpose. Identify your target. Have a plan. Gather your weapons and get to know them. Take the offensive. Recruit others. Be public. Be passionate. Know the rules. Then you can learn how to successfully break them. Be […]

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