Tag : beyond passionate writing

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People do not really want to believe that it is as simple as doing some writing on the Internet, and then pushing that “little” publish button.   Really, it is that simple.  The problem is that for most, it is not.  (Some days I even don’t think much of hitting publish and not considering it …
                            I may not be that old, but I can still remember a time when life was much less chaotic and fast-paced. Technology has developed in a way that promotes this forward momentum and it doesn’t show signs of letting up anytime soon. …
My thanks to Jill for such an awesome blog post, what a treat to have her back on Living a Life of Writing. Being an Author Means Being on Duty 24-7 Being an author is a twenty-four hour a day job, and I say this from two points of view: the sales & promo side, …
          We have spoken a lot on this blog about considering your audiences when you’re a writer and how important this is to being successful. How easy is it to get caught up in what we’re doing and forget that we are not just writing for ourselves but for our readers? …
Mistakes we make as writers… then make again…                 Have you ever noticed that your creative spurts and inspirational deficits come in cyclic fashion? We get on a roll with writing and then for some reason or other (usually life) we stop being able to write. That flow that was coming so easily now just …
It is inevitable that some people just completely disagree that you should spread your attention and effort between a hobby and an sustainable income. “I don’t want to do anything other than write!” “I’m not good at anything other than writing!” “If I don’t focus on my writing how can I ever expect to make …
Three quick ways to avoid not letting your job outshine your passion                 Sometimes we worry that by taking on a job outside of writing, we will lose the motivation or time to work on what we are passionate about. I’m not going to lie, this is often the case, but it doesn’t have to …
I could say that anything you do you can always do better, but that would sound a bit cliche.   Anyone can do anything that they try to and put their minds to, but at some point, all to often, there is something that “gives.”  You know that moment.  Take a blog for example. You …
                This month we are examining the duality that often accompanies the life of an artist. Last week we spoke about the struggle we sometimes encounter when we are deciding whether it is “right” to take on another job while still writing, in order to make money. This means that as artists we may have …
Writers are dreamers, but they also want to make money for themselves. We all have hobbies, and these might not make us much money, but we love to do them anyways.  Money isn’t the issue in a passion for something we love- it’s the fact we have the time to do it. There is nothing …
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