Posts Tagged Writer’s Life
Camp NaNoWriMo, AtoZ Challenge, #52weeks52stories, countless WIPs and word prompts all over the place! April is a huge writing month and thousands upon thousands of writers are writing… something! If we’re lucky, we get to type those two wonderful little words, The End. But there’s a whole lot of drama, foolishness and shenanigans before we get there!
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Wonderful post! Write… and remember to live! 😉
But to be a happy writer, you must have a balanced life. What is the point of life if you’re so busy writing about fictional lives that you aren’t present in your own?
That need to be present in my real life is why I schedule my writing time.
Some people manage to fit short bursts of writing into their daily schedule, writing at work while on break or at lunch. Others must schedule a dedicated block of time for writing, by either rising two hours before they must depart for work or by skipping TV in the evening.
I fall into both categories.
When I am gripped with a new idea, I find myself stopping off and on…
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Have you ever found yourself stranded in Creative Badlands? You know, that parched place where you are just so dry that nothing trickles from your pen? Or what you write is so uninspired that it puts you to sleep?
Sometimes it helps to get away. A writers’ retreat could be just the boost you needed to refresh your writing.
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Great smack-in-the-face post to chase away the dumbs! 😉👍
Recently I’ve been experiencing a pretty extreme case of the dumbs. People battling the dumbs often have a difficult time performing ordinary tasks: like replying to emails, speaking in full sentences, or remembering that their spouse asked them to pick up that thing at that place for an immediately forgotten but very, very important reason.
Writing has been painful this month. And, when I say painful, I mean that writing has been like pulling teeth. If the teeth were attached to my eyeballs, and my eyeballs were on fire, and I was being dipped slowly into piranha infested lava.
Despite the leaps and bounds made in today’s technological age, the dumbs are hitting people harder than ever. Information is readily available. Forget the name of your hellion’s teacher? Look it up on the school website. Want to learn how to cook the perfect scrambles eggs? Watch a Gordon Ramsey…
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Come out of the closet! LOL! 😉
You’re watching your friend closely as surprise flirts across their features, the expression sinking into their eyes and the lines around their mouth.
‘You’re writing a book? Far out, I had no idea you were even a writer!’
You smile tentatively back, feeling naked under their blazing gaze. ‘Well you see… I’ve always been a writer, I’ve just never told anyone before. I mean, some of myvery closefamily know, but even they don’t know how serious I am about it all.’
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It’s Friday! 😉👍
Ciao, SEers. Hope you had a great week. It’s time, once again, to share the best we found on the web over the last seven days.
On Monday, Joan Hall discussed the Beatles and writing. You can find that post here. On Wednesday, Harmony Kent wrote the first of her two-part series on commas. You can find that post here. And, without further ado, here are the other industry posts we think you might find useful.
- Getting Book Reviews (prelaunch strategies)
- Don’t Leave Money on the Table (self-publishing strategies)
- Clock’s Ticking (showing the passage of time in your story)
- Concept (vision for your story at the idea level)
- Reaching that $100K mark (how successful authors do it)
- Word Count (different sizes and different genres)
- Resources for Mystery Writers (links to useful sites)
- Save Deleted Scenes and Dialogue (you never know when they’ll be handy)
- Five Things Writers Need…
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