Tag : why I write

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Mention the name Malcolm Gladwell and you will probably get a few comments.  Everyone seems to have a point of view when it comes to his writing, be it good or bad.  To me, that is a mark of a good writer. It’s more than simply taking a look at what he does with ideas. …
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 …
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 …
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