Tag : why I write

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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 …
These days anyone who watches a favourite show or movie will likely have heard about fan fiction.  Simply described, fan fiction takes the characters that you love and puts them in a new situation, not created by the original production team.  If you have a favourite movie or show, and you spend time on the …
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 …
                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 …
Have you ever had one of those days?  I am sure you know the ones — the ones where the most you can do is get out of bed and do some sort of writing… or not.  Or you choose to stay in bed and rest all day because your energy levels are so low …
Actuating Success Through Balance We have talked a lot this month about keeping balance in your work, in your emotions, in your life, and how all of these balances can make for a more successful career as a writer. But how do we really know? We write on this blog each week because we are …
Conquering Your Emotions and Triumphing Over Negativity It has been said many times that artists feel things differently. As writers, we are artists of the written word and the worlds that live beyond the page. That imagination and depth of insight takes a lot more out of us than we (and others around us) sometimes …
There is a time when you begin to wonder if what you do is worth all the trouble.  There are times when you sit and try to think about how much work you put into your writing, and then nothing.  It is the feeling you get when you have very little energy and very little …
A writers life is not an easy life.  You might have several jobs to balance, you might have an editor who is a constant help (or not) and you have to deal with friends and family who, for the most part, love and support you, or simply don’t understand your unusual obsession with writing.  If …
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