I would start writing, and then say, "This is no good. No good at all."
Does that sound familiar? In an interview in April's The Writer, playwright Christopher Durang explains how he coped with … Continue reading >>
In any story, there’s a narrator that is separate from the writer. Point of view concerns how the narrator tells the story, and this will determine how close the relationship between the narrator and … Continue reading >>
How would you, as a writer, quantify a productive day? Do you base productivity on your word count, or something else? On Pinterest, which is turning out to be an inspirational hangout for writers, I … Continue reading >>
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 >>