Tag Archives: Tracy Krauss

Write What You Love Part 2 by Tracy Krauss

It’s the month of love and we’re focusing on just that—writing what you love. Last time I talked about following your own calling when it comes to what you write. Today I want to be a bit more specific and talk about romance and see how it applies to any other genre. (It is February!)… Read more »

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Write What You Love Part 1 by Tracy Krauss

Since it’s Valentine’s month, it seems fitting to focus this month’s posts on writing what we love.What does that look like exactly? If I am passionate about a subject, I want to dig in order to find the truth. I seek out those with more experience. I research, interview, read, and watch. If I am… Read more »

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Insights and Inspiration from DS Martin Part Two by Tracy Krauss

This is the second post inspired by the keynote addresses given by Canadian poet DS Martin at InScribe’s 2021 Fall Conference. To recap: Writing is a calling, but this doesn’t mean one has to write Christian content. The best way to glorify God is to strive to be excellent at whatever He’s called us to… Read more »

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Scheduling the SMART Way by Tracy Krauss

Last time I mentioned the importance of creating some kind of schedule if one wishes to be a productive writer. This includes creating SMART goals for various projects. More on those in a bit. I recommend blocking out time that is specifically for writing – not social media, not marketing, not checking emails… Just writing…. Read more »

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Office Hours by Tracy Krauss

I love a schedule. I’m a list maker and get genuinely excited about calendars, dayplanners, and online tools. During this season of COVID, I have found that keeping a schedule is even more important for my mental health than previously. It helps me to stay focused, gives me a sense of purpose (and a reason… Read more »

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Developing Team Support by Tracy Krauss

Last time we talked about the need for a variety of support systems in order to surround oneself with a strong writing community. This included large organizations like Inscribe and others, perhaps a genre specific group or collective that has a narrower focus, a small local or online writing group where you really get to… Read more »

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Building Your Writing Community by Tracy Krauss

No writer is an island. Everyone needs some type of encouragement and writers are no exception. To build a supportive community, a variety of connections are needed to serve different purposes. Some are obvious choices, but I’ll start wide and then narrow the field as I go. Join one or more well established organizations. When… Read more »

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Schedule Some Sanity by Tracy Krauss

Last time I talked about the importance of having a plan. Scheduling in time to write is possibly the most valuable thing a writer can do to increase productivity, and therefore, overall satisfaction. I recommend one hour of real writing each day. (For me, afternoons are best.) My schedule includes everything else that happens regularly,… Read more »

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