Motivation


The Common Theme of All Writing Books

Have I mentioned that I read a lot of books on writing? I currently have a category on my Kindle labeled “Writing Books” and it tells me that I have 38 of them. I haven’t read them all – I got many in StoryBundle sales – but I’ve read a […]


Getting Back into the Writing Groove 6

It’s been a long time since I’ve written any fiction in earnest. I recently mentioned my 60-page, 20,000-word outline for a story I’ve been working on for sometime, and I’ve been wondering why I haven’t just started writing the damn story by now. I think I’ve just been on such […]


Why I Read So Many Books on Writing

Talk to any writer and they’ll tell you there’s no formula to writing. Some may try to sell you a formula, but it almost never works out. As writers, many of us have this gut feeling that we know what we’re doing, but there’s just something we don’t quite get yet. There’s got to […]


Time Off as a Writer with a Day Job

I remember reading some time ago an account of someone who took a whole month off from work to complete NaNoWriMo. This person saved up money, and then just told their boss they would be on vacation for a month. So, they must have gotten their novel done, right? Actually, […]


The Only Cure for Writer’s Block

I’ve been affected by writer’s block. Who hasn’t? And let’s not get into a debate about what it is or if it even really exists; the fact is that sometimes, you just feel like you can’t write. Many of us (at least I) have tried to trick ourselves into being […]


NaNoWriMo is Not for Me

If you’re aware of NaNoWriMo, then you know that it’s a month-long event in November in which you write a 50,000 word novel, probably all on a whim with little planning. Camp NaNoWriMo also takes place in April and [another month] and it has less strict rules, but it’s essentially […]


Time

Okay, I gotta say this really quick because I’m only on a ten minute break and I already checked my Camp NaNo messages and my bank account. One of the biggest concerns nowadays to pretty much everyone from creators to consumers is not having enough time. It was such a […]