Once upon a time, I ran across a large, black square with over-sized print spelling the words LIVE LAUGH LOVE. Generic enough, I’d seen something similar in other stores and on almost every HGTV episode imaginable. Despite the overused mantra, I loved the bold white letters against the black like a chalkboard as well as the symmetry. It would go nicely in my office, matching
Many are looking to read the “next big thing”, so it’s no surprise when writers want to be the one that supplies such a stellar piece of work. We’re always looking for the idea that will get readers excited. It is important to consider your audience, but what if you’re great idea has no staying power? We often focus on appeasing our readers, but we
There’s a problem among some writers with starting project after project without finishing any of them, so to counter this mentality writers are told to always finish what they start. For those who have never finished a manuscript, this is excellent advice. Completing your story is the first major milestone. Hurray, but before you pat yourself on the back, keep this in mind: some writers
A few months ago, I started a writing group. I did what I was supposed to. I researched how to start it, run it, and what the basic rules should be. Should’ve been easy. In some ways it was, but it wasn’t in others. After some trial and error, here are a few things everyone needs to know to have a fantastically functioning writing group.
This is my writing planner. I got it to help me keep track of my work schedule, partially for me…and partially for others. I like to see how much work I accomplished in a month, but it’s also a log of hours worked. This planner helps me stay on track. It’s something to be accountable to. I jot down my writing activities for that day.