Write every day. We hear it all the time, and it's great advice. It's important to turn writing into a habit so that it comes naturally to us and we have time set aside for it. But there's one danger of this mantra being pushed so hard, and it's one I've lived. What if there's … Continue reading Can We Always Write Every Day?
Looking at the Positives: Negative Feedback Isn’t All There Is
Ah, critiques. Don't you love them? Exposing your book baby to someone else and watching them tear it apart piece by piece... Well, hopefully your critiques aren't actually like that (and if they are, come talk to me so I can give you a more constructive critique). But they are scary! It's hard to separate … Continue reading Looking at the Positives: Negative Feedback Isn’t All There Is
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Books are scary things. Sure, they can be exciting, but they are a massive undertaking. Sometimes, they even have teeth (or at least it feels like they do). I don't know if you've ever been afraid of the book you're writing, but I know I have. In fact, it's the most common form of writer's … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Renewed Energy: Putting Yourself in a Writing Mood
Habits are formed by doing things day after day, even if we don't necessarily feel like doing them. This includes writing. Making writing a daily (or almost daily - rest is important!) habit sometimes requires pounding out words even if they all feel like garbage. But sometimes, it's okay to put yourself in a "writing … Continue reading Renewed Energy: Putting Yourself in a Writing Mood
How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? I can see some of you avoiding eye contact. Some others are already moving on to the next blog post. Don't check out on me yet! When it comes to my resolutions, I'm not doing superbly, either. Did January hit anyone else like a truck, or … Continue reading Resolution Check!
I love people (sometimes). They're so creative! One of the reasons why I adore the arts is that they truly showcase us as human beings. No two people will ever create the exact same work of art because it's not ruled by logic or facts - it's ruled by creativity. AI art may be able … Continue reading Creatively Human
More to Life than Free Time
We work a lot. Even when we're not strictly working, other projects occupy our time. Our blogs. Stories. Hobbies. Sometimes we get to the point where even family gatherings or time with friends turns into just one more thing to add to the list. You can't wait for the day to be over because then … Continue reading More to Life than Free Time
You ever notice how everyone posts tons of stuff about thankfulness around Thanksgiving, and then all of those posts just disappear throughout the rest of the year? It's not a judgment so much as food for thought - I do it, too! And I don't think this means that we're only thankful in November, but … Continue reading Living Thankfully
Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
Happy Monday! Starting today, you'll not only see motivation in my Monday posts, but also a writing prompt you can use throughout the week. This week's writing prompt: Snow. The point is to think outside the box for this one; I'd love to see something totally unique and unexpected. If you write a story based … Continue reading Feeling Down About Your Writing? You’re Not Alone!
5 Tips for Goal-Setting in 2023
The new year is upon us, so now is the time to figure out your goals for next year - or, as many like to call them, your New Year's resolutions. Why is the new year a great time to reset? It represents a chance to start over with a clean slate. You can take … Continue reading 5 Tips for Goal-Setting in 2023