Distractions are the curse of artists and writers. I’m not talking about procrastination, such as when you decide to organize the hall closet instead of working on your novel. I mean little irritants … Continue reading >>
My notes from a writers' conference emphasize the importance of commitment when it comes to your work.
1. Writing is a practice - do it every day.
2. Writing is endurance, a beloved commitment, … Continue reading >>
Here’s a simple exercise to get rid of the negativity and cement definable, positive writing goals. It's painless. It's motivating. It will work. I promise.
First, fold a piece of lined paper in … Continue reading >>
Are you a writer in need of motivation? How's this: Writing is like a disease. It may go into remission, but it never leaves you.
Apologies for the somewhat negative analogy. I had taken a long … Continue reading >>
You have the power. This is from one of those feel-good Facebook pages about living an enlightened life. Forget the deeper meaning; I think it's appropriate for fiction writers.
If you don't … Continue reading >>
Hitting the right note at the end of a novel can be tricky. Wrapping things up too neatly, leaving your protagonist smiling, often rings false. So what are an author's options?
Molly Giles wrote a … Continue reading >>