Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

I went to an appointment today and the person I was supposed to meet with was over an hour late. She was so late I had to go to another appointment and then drive the 17 miles back to her office for our 15-minute meeting. I’m not sure whether I’m more ticked about having to…

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What Do You Do When You’re Bored With Your Novel

What Do You Do When You're Bored With Your Novel

I’m about 20,000 words (20k) in on a novel and am a little bored with it. Maybe it’s not boredom. Maybe the problem is I’m excited about another novel series I want to start. Committed vs Being Committed The result is that I’ve stalled in working on my novel. I make up excuses not to…

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Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Every day you sit down to write. Familiar surroundings, sounds, timing, lighting. A drink by your keyboard. Your phone turned off or at least flipped over. Your fingers hover over the keyboard. Your mind ready to work. Everything is familiar. You’ve been successful at writing in this environment before—you’ll be successful at producing another great…

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Is Blogging Ruining My Best Selling Novel?

So I have this Best Selling Novel. Okay, half of it’s in my head and the other half is residing on my laptop. Let’s just say I have half of a Best Selling novel. The half that’s mired in my head spends the day tumbling around with a number of my Viral Blogs. Okay, the…

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What Do You Do When It’s Quiet

What Do You Do When It's Quiet

Do you fear the quiet? Does your mind daydream. Do you dream of possibilities Or are you chased by your fears? Does the quiet push you into the darkness Or do you embrace it in a symbiotic sway? Does the lack of stimuli play havoc on our psyche Or is it a welcome peace from…

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Sweet Success: One For You and One For Me

Willy Wonka

Have you ever read about someone’s writing success and then went on to find out that they are sleeping four hours a night, getting up at 3 a.m. to write, writing all day and into the night, losing touch with reality, being published in every possible clique-noteworthy publication, writing thousands of words a day…ughhhhh…stop the…

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Could Someone Please Tell Me, “Am I a Writer, Yet?”

Could Someone Please Tell Me, "Am I a Writer, Yet?"

How do you know when you’ve become a writer? When have you earned this social badge? Is it when… Own a blog. Written several blog posts. Written a blog post on another venue. Keep a daily journal. Have an idea for a novel. Started a novel. Started two novels. Started three novels. Have another brilliant…

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I’m Going Crazy and You’re Probably Already There

I'm Going Crazy and You're Probably Already There

The endless pursuit of writing ideas sometimes turns into an overwhelming attempt to capture every tidbit of information that flows through your eyes and ears. The result can be sheer and utter madness! Life used to be so simple before I started spending time writing. The daily need for subject ideas sends my left eye…

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How Writing is Like Making Kool-aid

Your idea is genius. Your writing is inspiring. Don’t water it down!   Growing up, I can remember one of my first amazing talents was mixing Kool-aid. This skill involved emptying a packet of magic powder into a plastic, gallon jug, followed by the right amount of sugar and then water. If the correct measurements…

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