I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words
I know, buddy, at times I do not want to do it either. I have a writing table pal. He does not say much, but he teaches me plenty. He is consistent, dedicated and even-keeled. His moods do not change by the barometer. All of these things he shares with me, plus he gives me … Continue reading Writing Lessons from a Dog
I have 33,500 words written. I am deep into writing this book. If only I could find the time and place to finish this project, like the guy in that photo. You know the one, the man with the laptop resting on a blanket, nestled in a cool green pasture, hidden away from people and … Continue reading How To Finish Your Writing Project In One Hour A Day
If anyone can psyche themselves out, it would be me. I stall. I regularly have conversations with myself, and God, to drop the fear, unharness the words, and put one foot in front of the other. Novelist Stephen King knows all about the unhealthy relationship between fear and writing, "Good writing is often about letting … Continue reading The Decision: Psyche or Write
We were stranded, as we had been so many times before. Depressed describes my initial state of mind. Why again? Why can they not fix this truck once and for all? Such a lack of progress! Within an hour I had every notebook and device that I carry with me balanced across the dash, the … Continue reading The Choice – Splendor
With a pad of paper in your lap, ink pen in hand, you scrawl your thoughts onto paper with a passion-filled fury, well into the wee hours of the night. The next day, or perhaps weeks or months later, you rip up page after page, shred it into tiny pieces, turning it into an irreplaceable … Continue reading Unlock the Iron Gates – Write!
I have been absorbed with writing, reading about writing, and writing about reading. If you are a writer, without a doubt you know the meaning of the jumbled words I just wrote. Even with the best laid out plans, an outline of a book, notes and recordings, and with fingers flying on a keyboard, I've … Continue reading What Do I Write Now?
Without having to think about it, I responded to the person's question, "How do you write there?" with "It inspires me!" Like any entrepreneur, the area in which we work is so important to our production. Our writing environment generally does not fit any singular description. Thankfully, writing tools travel well. Most of us can … Continue reading How Do You Write There?
As a new author, with one published book under my belt, and numerous books in the works this year, I often find myself in the school desk chair. The virtual text books that I study relate to writing topics, such as: 1st and 3rd tense, how to work around writer's block, how many words to … Continue reading How Many Words Must I Write Today?
You are an author. I know all about you. You love to write. Your eyes translate the simplest things in life to a story. You find yourself stealing away to your computer or pad of paper several times a day to record your thoughts. Unfortunately, those of us that are creative, artistic, or those of us … Continue reading The Misunderstood Author