We all have fears and insecurities as writers. If we donât, 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. âA writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than
The Soup of Writing âSo itâs writing time again,â I tell myself. Iâve 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.
Two All-Time Favourite for Back to Writers’ School I love learning. Iâve 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) Iâve narrowed it down to my
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 weâre falling right in line by discussing
Course Overload I have a tough time passing up a deal … especially on writing and writing-related courses. How about you? I have a backlog of online courses awaiting my attention. And I almost always buy lifetime access to the summits you can listen to live. But seriously, who has the time to spend days
3 Tips to Filling the Idea Bank Where do our ideas come from? Best answer: everywhere. Iâm visiting with friends and someone mentions a strange circumstance that intrigues me. Or talks about a quirky character they met. Or refers to a larger-than-life experience they read about online. These are all fodder for the idea mill.
Do you struggle with acknowledgments for your inside book cover? Yes, me too. What I have to say isnât always what I want to say. Alan Greenspan said, âI know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.â We
Ever notice how even the most mundane reality show, such as renovating a kitchen, includes drama? Itâs never as simple as knocking down a wall and installing new cabinets. Never! Tension ratchets up when asbestos â gasp â is found in the ceiling, or nob and tube wiring is discovered in the walls. Disaster! And
There are some wonderful standbys when it comes to finding writing inspiration. Take a walk in nature. Reflect on a passage of scripture. Listen to music. And of course, always have that journal handy for when the muse strikes! Here are a few more that you might want to add to your arsenal. At the
Iâm all for respecting the rhythms of the year. When it seems that the whole world is on vacation, I feel like going on vacation too. Working this âlogicâ into a writing life can be tricky, especially if the summer is your main time to write.Â If youâre a teacher, say, or have saved your