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!
“Everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland, writer (24 October 1891-1985) best known for her book “If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit” where she shares her ideas on writing and life in general. Quotes: “Creative power flourishes only when I am living in the […] … Continue reading Reblog: Brenda Ueland on Writing by words and music and stories
Don't forget to check out my new fantasy novella, a short, fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Did I mention there are dragons? How many pictures do you have on your phone? Seriously, go take a look! I have thousands. I keep telling myself that I'm going to go … Continue reading Why Writers Should Also Be Photographers
Aren’t there times that you feel your creative juices being in a lack? You try to think of your next topic, but nothing interesting comes to mind. As a creator, during those periods, you most possibly feel you are failing. Inspiration is what you need during those moments. But what can you do when you…What to … Continue reading Reblog: What to Do When You Need Inspiration – My Top Tips by Weird Lifestyle
This has been a wild year so far. I can't believe it's already May! So much has happened. I've tried some different things with my blog, written lots of new stories, and started on many new journeys. But...nothing I planned has quite worked out the way I thought it would. In a sense, it's been … Continue reading What if my New Year’s resolutions aren’t working out?
If you weren't a homebody before the pandemic, chances are you're probably one now. Personally, I've always loved being at home, which is very much connected to the fact that I'm an introvert. At home, I can just be in my quiet little bubble. Everything is familiar and safe, and I have few worries. I … Continue reading Get out of the house. Seriously.
We all know that little voice, the one that interrupts us while we're in the middle of a perfectly good scene (thank you very much) and whispers, "This is complete rubbish. What are you doing? You can't finish this, and no one would want to read it even if you did! Who do you think … Continue reading How to Battle Imposter Syndrome
Writing a novel is hard. We probably all know this, and yet, many of us set out to accomplish this mighty feat. Isn't it amazing? But when you're in the middle of writing a book, sometimes it doesn't feel so amazing. I've been on a rollercoaster with my WIP, "Project Pea," over the past 15 … Continue reading The Art of Never Giving Up
Inspiration is an integral part of the writing process, without it you are stuck. I don’t have a lot of problems with inspiration; it seems to overrun my mind. However, once I started a book with giant eagles (Shahira and the Flying Elfs) and was so busy with promoting my already published books that a […]9 … Continue reading Reblog: 9 Ideas to Get Inspiration or Beat Writer’s Block by A Writer’s Path
It's been five years, and I'm still trying to perfect my recipe for an earl grey latte. It sounds so easy. Tea. Milk. Sweetener (I like honey). Lavender, if you're feeling it (which I usually am). But it's the proportions that get me. Even after so many tries, I still haven't quite gotten it right. … Continue reading Elusive Inspiration Part 2: Seeking Memories