writing

Writing With Motivation

Nope. This is not a post about how to find motivation to write. I know I've said it at least once, but I'll say it again: You don't need motivation. It's just a little nicer when you have it. But you don't need it. Not to workout. Not to write. Not to reach your deadline.… Continue reading Writing With Motivation

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writing

When To Stop Writing

Or maybe I should say, "When to take a break from writing". Or maybe, "When to put the pen down". Or maybe, "Do you need to stop writing?". Or maybe, "Just stop writing...for now". There's reason number one: you can't stop rephrasing things. Let's assume we're all writers here. Doesn't matter what kind, but you write. When you take… Continue reading When To Stop Writing

writing

Be Strong, Write Stronger

A few Tuesdays back, I wrote some tips for all you beginning authors. Maybe you've already given up on that book this year or maybe you're sticking to it...and struggling. Well don't worry! All authors struggle. I don't care who they are. If a writer says they have never struggled then they are lying. Simple… Continue reading Be Strong, Write Stronger

What I Mean When I Say

“Don’t Shoot For The Stars”

And you'll end up happier. Before you have a visceral reaction to the title of this let me clarify that I am not saying don't have big dreams or goals. I have a ton of extremely lofty life dreams in many different areas sine I have so many things I'm passionate about. This isn't about… Continue reading “Don’t Shoot For The Stars”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, writing

Find Inspiration in Winter

There was a blizzard yesterday. No, I'm not being dramatic. The roads are covered in snow, the schools are closed, and it's a slushy pile of angry people outside...save the children building a snowman across the street.  It's gorgeous though! Absolutely lovely. But not every single day of winter is filled with brilliant, white, fresh snow. A… Continue reading Find Inspiration in Winter

writing

Write When You Don’t Want To

I'll be honest, as I type up this blog, I really don't want to. My husband's home, I'm not super inspired, and it's a perfect day for cocoa and cuddling. Not sitting, thinking, writing, and working. But that's what I'm doing. Don't pity me though because tomorrow me will thank me. I don't want to write… Continue reading Write When You Don’t Want To

Mental Health Monday

What Are You Afraid Of?

Here's a fun question: What are you afraid of? What terrifies you? What haunts your dreams? What do you refuse to watch on TV, in film, read in a book? What terrifies you? Don't worry, this isn't a pop quiz so you don't have to answer. Not me at least. Fears are private things, they're big weaknesses, aren't… Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, writing

Why Do I Write?

This week's blog will look at my writing but not the actual words. We'll be looking at the reasons why I write. If I'm being honest, there are too many for me to actually cover. However, if I'm really honest about what keeps me coming back to a blank page (or even one with a few squiggles… Continue reading Why Do I Write?