Happy Friday to all! Another week in the history books, and if you’ve been wanting to do some writing, this weekend is a great time to start!
In the writing classes I’ve taught over the years, I’ve often said that as a writer, your words can entertain, enlighten, even change the world. It’s not a new concept. Back in the mid-1500s, Martin…
First drafts are easy to write. You sit down and let the words flow. Revising, self-editing, and polishing your final draft are the hard part, as this funny meme suggests. Wishing all my fellow writers,…
Many writers are moody, temperamental types, and deeply influenced by the people around them. Here’s some advice that will help keep you writing and reasonably sane in daily life.
Writing is a full-time job, even if you only spend an hour or two a day writing. And if you already work a full-time job and write on the side, you probably don’t get much…
A cool and inspiring quote for my writer friends as we head into the weekend: “Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story…
A lot has been said about how to write a great story, but here’s some useful advice about what your story should do: “Good fiction’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Ah yes, procrastination is the bane of every writer. Tomorrow. I’ll do it tomorrow! “One day I shall rise abnove procrastination and write my book’s second page. But it is not this day.”
Here’s some great advice for those who struggle with writer’s block—WRITE your way out of it! “You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write your way out of a thinking…
Funny but accurate description of most writers I know! “The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy….