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 Without Motivation or Inspiration

Today the writing does not flow. Do you ever just not feel like writing? But you have a commitment – to readers, to yourself, maybe you are even lucky enough to have a deadline. So you write. You might drag, your quality might suffer (or seem to), but you lay down one word at a […]

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A Key to Happiness When Writing

Happiness is not what you have. Awards are nice, but the glow fades. Social recognition can motivate you, but what about when it turns against you? Publication is very nice but contracts are not forever. Having these things can give temporary happiness. Not having these things can give unhappiness. But either state is usually temporary. […]

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(quote) Rilke on writing

“Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: […]

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The Need to Write

Do you have the need to write? That is what makes you a writer. Maybe you write novels or poems – or blogs (or a combination of these). Whether or not you share your works, you are a writer. For a writer, writing is like breathing – sometimes natural, sometimes labored, always necessary. The need […]

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