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Just Write by Tracy Krauss

Just Write by Tracy Krauss

Just Write Just write. This was the phrase I chose one year as my inspiration. I often choose a word or a phrase each year as a motivational tool to help keep me on track. Looking back, ‘just write’ is one of the simplest and most straight forward, yet it has had, perhaps, the most lasting impact. It feels as

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Wander Back to the Wonder by Violet Nesdoly

Wander Back to the Wonder by Violet Nesdoly

Wander Back to the Wonder   My pencil is weary, my neck muscles cramped, my brain’s in a fog, for ideas I’m stumped. I believe that it’s time for a good writing break. But how shall I spend it? What route should I take? I could tackle the ironing, vacuum the floor, scrub all the toilets, but there must be

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My Best Blogs and Books on Writing by Janice L Dick

My Best Blogs and Books on Writing There are many and varied writing helps online and on bookshelves these days, but a few have become favourites of mine. Highest on my list of writing blogs is livewritethrive.com by C.S. Lakin. Suzanne Lakin publishes weekly posts on every aspect of writing. There are novel-writing checklists, free planning books, and ongoing online

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Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes Do you have piles of old manuscripts previously rejected by you, your mother, or an agent? Don’t stuff them into the garbage. Instead, give them another chance by trying them out in the recycle pile. Never let them go, but instead, re-purpose them like your old jeans, which you can make into shorts, purses, aprons, or quilts. This

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Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing It’s easy to get overwhelmed with blogs on writing. I finally had to narrow my focus. The two blogs I stick with are The Write Practice and Novel Rocket. The Write Practice was founded in 2011 by Joe Bunting with the purpose of helping writers practice. Like he says on his

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5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased. These materials are great—if we use them.

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5 Top Writing Fears by Janice L Dick

5 Top Writing Fears by Janice L Dick

We all have fears and insecurities as writers. If we don’t, we may be in denial. I created a list of my five top writing fears. Yours may differ in the order or the content, but you may also find some that match. “A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”

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The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

The Soup of Writing by Brenda J Wood

The Soup of Writing “So it’s writing time again,” I tell myself. I’ve been whispering it for weeks now. Today I shout it. Nobody is listening and that includes me. Surely I am not alone. Surely one or two of you have experienced the dreaded dry spell of summer and perhaps even fall and winter. I tell myself that when

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Two All-Time Favourites for Back to Writers’ School by Tracy Krauss

Two All-Time Favourites for Back to Writers’ School by Tracy Krauss

Two All-Time Favourite for Back to Writers’ School I love learning. I’ve read tons of books on writing craft and marketing books, as well as taken several online courses. There are many good options out there, but to save on space (lest I overwhelm with too many good options) I’ve narrowed it down to my two absolute favourites.

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The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

The Write Course for You by Violet Nesdoly

The Write Course for You Violet’s post got lost in the shuffle. I missed posting it last week but wanted to share it with you today. Enjoy! The Write Course for You The streams of kids returning to school in September draw our attention to education. This month we’re falling right in line by discussing writing courses we’ve taken. Several

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