Tag : Writing Challenges

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How to not get “Tangled” up in structure and embrace the creative process                 Sometimes the most creative and inspiring ideas come from the brainstorming that occurs when we just write. I have set a timer for 15 minutes and am hoping to write this post in that amount of time; I will post it …
Ever heard of the term “and then there are days?”  We’ve all had them, the day where nothing seems to go right and where nothing you planned works out the way you want it to, and you have to start writing a book- or doing something with it.  No matter how much you take on, …
Creativity is a lot like money for us writers: It doesn’t grow on trees… but we sure as heck wish it did! Some of this month we wanted to dedicate to the creative process and how to turn your creative ideas into something worthy of publishing.  As we have said before, not every idea is …
                It seems appropriate to talk about this particular challenge at the end of the month, with all the days of the month behind us but not REALLY.  When a writer’s life is balanced with their personal commitments. What I mean is that rather than just passing by, …
                Does anyone else remember that movie that came out about 6 years ago called “Doubt”? I remember being so excited to see it mostly because in my eyes Meryl Streep is an unparalleled goddess when it comes to acting. It was a movie that challenged a part of the human condition that seems to …
Quote by Winston Churchill There are always distractions for a writer. I’ve heard this phrase many times in my life, and it generally goes like this: “So when are you going to stop dreaming?”  Even after I’ve spent hours writing, and reading, and working on books, I still hear that phrase. I’m sure we’re all familiar …
                         I don’t know about you, but I have always had trouble concentrating or focussing deeply on something for extended periods of time. I tend to get distracted relatively easily when thinking of new ideas. Ignoring the potentially undiagnosed pathology of this symptom, I …
When life hands you lemons make lemonade. Use your compass I’m sure we’ve all heard that old cliche.  Like most people I never understood that concept; I understood that we all have challenges in our lives, and that we should be positive, and learn from them.  Challenges are a guide, a compass directing us toward …
Friends are always needed when writing or editing or publishing, so without anymore of us writing our thanks, here is the lovely Breann on that very topic: When Rebecca asked me to write a blog entry for her writing blog I was a little nervous. I’m not very good with people. I never know what …
                Recently I started a new internship, which means my mornings start about an hour and a half earlier than usual. The other day I spent eight hours at work, went to the gym, had a rehearsal, then a volleyball game, and finally made it home for midnight only to have to do it all …
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