Tag : Mentoring

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I’ve been on a non-fiction kick for the last few book reviews. This is no exception. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed, awakened something in me that has been dormant for a long time. This memoir has shown me that there is still a lot that I can accomplish …
Today is the day- Living a Life of Writing just turned six.  A lot of other blogs have celebrated sixth birthdays this year, so this probably makes us “old”- but given that this blog became a website, we’d like to think that this isn’t the case, there is still a lot more juice left in …
Writing when life wants to kick you in the butt is not what any writer signs up for.  Writing should be “relaxing.” I’m sure we’ve all heard the same refrain: “…, but real life got in the way of my writing.”  I have never really understood the concept of  “real life.” I know that it …
I know two great authors on Twitter.  I might spend a bit more time than I should there, but this particular social medium is great for one thing: getting to know your fellow writers. Two such writers are Dan McNeil and Charles E. Wells.  Before I wrote this blog post, I contacted both of them …
Just because you find something or someone inspiring does not mean that you will become a better writer or anything.  You are just inspired by them. Hold on to that thought for a moment, and think about that statement.  When you see a movie and you love it, does that mean that you want to …
Ruts are nasty beasts. We call them many things: writer’s block, disillusionment, burn out, needing a mental break.  Whatever we want to call it, it’s still a rut, a dark place no one wants to be in, but each of us will eventually find ourselves trapped in its talons.  We might see the light of …
I have many people to thank for my writing inspiration.  I suppose it’s just like at the awards show where you spend your time listening to others thanking people for their help.  These stars were inspired by others. Now, go back and think about what made you become an author.  Who helped you out at …
This will be a short post, but it is one which we need your help so much on.  This coming month we will be blogging about writers who influence us, the ones who made an impact on us and on how we became better writers in the process. It’s time for you to let us …
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, …
“It’s all about money.”  “It is all about family.”  “It’s all about my book.”  “It’s all about editing.”  “It’s all about publishing.”  “It’s all about balance.”  “It’s all about success.”  “It’s all about you.”  What ever your reason to publish a book, you are the master. You have heard the term “self-publishing” before and probably …
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