Tag : a writers life

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Stress and Burnout
What is a ‘better’ writer? I’m sure, after so many years of writing on a blog, it might seem funny that I would ask a question like this.  Don’t misunderstand, I love the act of writing, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without my writing, be it books or other media.  The same …
It’s that time of year again where some writers gear up for the “write of their lives” the month, and possibly a good part of the year where the idea is to simply write, and then write some more. The time of year when editing is not part of the plan, but rather something to …
It’s okay to take some time to take a step back and reflect on where you have come from and where you want to go.  It’s okay to take a moment and let yourself feel like a person and not a “writer” when you don’t feel you have anything more to say.  I can see …
Some days it is too hard to be superman. It’s too hard to even be Han Solo, or Batman, or Iron Man.  Maybe you’ll be okay with being a sidekick, like Pepper Potts, or Robin.  You might even settle for getting through the day without the feeling you’ve gone FUBAR.  It’s too hard to think …
No one wants to admit that they are stuck, or they have hit a wall, or that the whole positive thinking isn’t working.  In a world where a person is expected, and needed to be extroverted and happy all the time, and not thinking about the harder things in life there is not really the …
Emotions tend to get the best of people and it tends to be the hardest thing to control when it comes to having dreams.  Recently I was sitting down, and enjoying my hot chocolate and simply writing.  What I used to do was write for twenty minutes in the morning and then I would start …
When I started reading The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman I had some idea of how dark it was. I was told by a colleague that this book would probably scare the pants off of me. That Clifford Jackman wrote these characters so well that their dark personalities were palpable. Since I have read everything …
It takes a lot to be a leader. Are you one?   Being a Leader           It’s not anyone who can lead, and in an industry which expects bestsellers and popular writers and everything in between, it can be harder to find a person who ‘leads’ in this industry.  There is …
buffy andrews quote
Writers need to have a blog in this age of the Internet. It’s the law of the jungle that the more you have the easier it becomes- to make money to build a successful business, to have fun in life.  This is true when it comes to selling your self-published book, or when it comes …
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume takes the crown of by far the most captivating read that I have read in my lifetime. Like any young woman I was introduced to Judy Blume through her young adult novels. The first one that I ever read was Blubber, and I loved it. Even though I was the resident …
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