If you’re like me, you hesitate to take chances with your writing. What if it screws everything up? What if it goes nowhere? What if it’s a waste of time?
The most triumphant of tales follow a specific story arc that
we as writers must replicate in order to be successful in writing our own books.
Yet the most memorable of stories are those that take chances, ones that do
something so different enough that it stands out as genius among a sea of shelves
stocked with hardcover novels.
But how do we get there?
September 16, 2019
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You can’t search for ways to write more as if each day of the year is the same. Some days are longer or shorter than others. Some days are warmer or colder than others. Some days are more eventful than others.
You have to craft a writing strategy that allows you to write more season by season.
May 21, 2018
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Is writer’s block suffocating your writing process? Just not sure what to write next?
If you could use an idea (or seven) to get your story unstuck, keep reading.
April 23, 2018
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Think of a story that you loved reading. Remember how hard the protagonist worked towards the goal? Remember the hardships the hero had to face and conquer before a resolution was reached?
Did you stop reading when the conflict increased? No, that’s the best part!
Now think of writing your story in the same way as a story. Writing is a journey full of multiple drafts, red pens and pondering where to go next.
And journeys are often an experience that’s shared. But when should you share your writing?
April 16, 2018
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Spring is finally here! After a harsh winter filled with dark days, bitter winds and more snow than I prefer, I welcome chirping birds, blooming flowers and earlier sunrises.
Spring is a time for new beginnings. There’s no better time to start developing new writing habits that get you to write more like this spring.
March 19, 2018
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Some days are just harder to write than others. Some days you’d rather be lazy and some days you’d rather sulk.
Is that what a successful writer does?
, I’ve had my moments where I didn’t feel like writing a blog post for next week. Still, I made sure a blog post was published on schedule. five years of blogging
How’d I do it? I changed my mindset.
February 19, 2018
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It’s easy to fall out of reading. Almost too easy.
Perhaps life got in the way. Perhaps you put your reading on pause to accommodate a major event. Perhaps your schedule shifted and you don’t know how to get back into reading.
I’ve been there. I’ve also been able to jump back in.
January 29, 2018
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