Suddenly, it’s all falling apart. What if I’m wasting my time by rewriting? What if changing all of this was unnecessary? What if this never pans out? What if I’m not good enough?… Read More Self-Doubt – Why I’m not an Instagram-Perfect Writer
Write down your goals. Put it on a Post-It Note. Make it your wallpaper. Tape it to your bathroom mirror. Motivation is key to making your resolutions reality. And you can be your own biggest cheerleader! Make sure your goals inspire you every single day, because that inspiration can propel you a long way.… Read More Why it’s Important for Writers to Make New Year’s Resolutions
You felt the need to write. You had an idea that just had to come out. And you went for it. That takes real courage. Writing is a scary adventure, but you jumped right in anyway. You’re amazing.… Read More 6 Things I Want New Writers to Know
Taking breaks from your writing is, in so many ways, highly beneficial to your health, motivation, and – believe it or not – your productivity! Today, I’m going to share my success in taking breaks and how it helped me write a better novel, as well as why you need to step away from the computer, notebook, tablet, or wherever you tend to write, every once in a while.… Read More Why Taking Breaks from Your Writing is Beneficial
…today I’m going to share some reasons why I love to write. Because it’s healthy to remind yourself why you do what you do! It keeps you focused, and helps you stay dedicated to your work. At the bottom of this post, there will be two more reasons to love your writing. The point of my list is to inspire your own, so you can finish your novel or screenplay ASAP!… Read More 7 Reasons I LOVE to Write (and 2 Reasons You Should, Too)
Not everyone will like your book, and that’s okay. It’s physically impossible to please everyone. So what if someone thinks your book is junk? There will always be someone who does love it, who does zone out at the dinner table thinking about your latest plot twist, and who does secretly pray for a sequel.… Read More OUCH – How to Turn Criticism & Insults into Motivation to Write
Little compares to pure determination, especially in writing. I tap my foot restlessly as I wait for my “writing time” (which is typically between four and six in the evening), eager to let my fingertips click make-believe people, places, and thoughts into existence.
We’re amazing, aren’t we? We hold the power to create, destroy, and rebuild as we please. We can valiantly slay dragons, voice those opinions we were too afraid to say aloud, soar to utopias beyond our wildest dreams, win arguments we lost years ago, flawlessly get revenge on all the punks in the world, and all from the comfort of our local Starbucks.… Read More 5 Easy-as-Pie Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Writing Life