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
A while back, I asked for suggestions on Instagram for a new NaNo post. Overall, I saw four main themes in the DMs I quickly received: keeping motivated, keeping focused, avoiding burnout, and writing snacks (which is most important, obviously). So, with November fast-approaching, here are my 10 best tips for absolutely slaying those 50K words.… Read More 10 Ways to Stay Motivated During NaNoWriMo
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
So here’s a post that speaks from my own experience as an unhealthy writer. Once I acknowledged that my habits were less than stellar, I took action, and now I’m writing more consistently and better than ever. So here is the secret to my success… Read More 5 Things Healthy Writers DON’T do – Taking Care of Yourself as a Writer
Fun fact: the majority of my blog posts are totally unedited. I don’t even proofread!
Any time I think I’m not confident enough in my writing, I remember this fun fact. Because if I really despised my writing so much, why on earth would I be plastering this online for the whole world to see? And why would I restrain myself from disowning my least favorite stories? Why would I go through the trouble of setting up social media to get my writing noticed?
Another fun fact: I love Post-It Notes. Absolutely love. You could ask my family about it, and they’d say “Oh, yeah, she says she’s going to write her autobiography on a Post-It Note.* Not sure what’s up with that.” So in today’s post, we’re going to go over 8 ways to be more confident in your writing, by means of Post-It Notes!… Read More 9 Ways to be More Confident in Your Writing