Writing Goals for 2019 and Beyond

I love to read, but I chose not to set a high reading goal this year. I almost decided not to set a reading goal at all because I wanted to allocate more time for writing, but then I came across a quote that made me re-think that logic. "Reading and writing cannot be separated. … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2019 and Beyond

Writing Tips – Stop Editing While You Write

Too often I start writing a piece and then go back and read what I just wrote. And what comes naturally while I'm reading? You guessed it, EDITING. I am definitely guilty of this. I have got to get out of this habit and just get to writing it all down. I have to remind … Continue reading Writing Tips – Stop Editing While You Write

Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Workshop

I enjoy writing and I want to surround myself with more creative, like-minded people who are either writing or are aspiring to write. A friend and I have been talking for a while about beginning a writer's workshop and invite a few people to participate. We're taking the "let's try it and just see what … Continue reading Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Workshop

Writing Tips – Creating a Writing Space

Since I've started making time to write on a more consistent basis, I've been looking for ways to make my writing time more productive. I came across the article, Creating a Writing Space by Meghan Rogers. Since reading it, I've implemented a couple of the article's suggestions. I don't have my space quite the way I want … Continue reading Writing Tips – Creating a Writing Space

Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

I enjoy writing. My preferred avenue of expression is poetry, but I do have many stories within me that I long to tell. Hopefully, one day I'll take one of my many ideas and actually COMPLETE a novel. In the meantime, I thought I could venture into the art of short story writing, so a … Continue reading Writing Tips – Improve Writing Skills through Short Stories

Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Notebook

Who among us have the habit of writing ideas on little scrap sheets of paper? *raises hand* What you may need is a writer's notebook. After reading the article "How to Start a Writer's Notebook" by Chloe Davis Smith, I made it a point to carry around a special notebook so that I could jot … Continue reading Writing Tips – Starting a Writer’s Notebook

Writing Tips – Writer’s Block

Writer's block plagues even the best and most seasoned of writers. Here's an interesting segment from the Two Guys on Your Head Podcast "How to Crush Writer's Block." They provide some great insight on how we can overcome writer's block. ~McKinzie Manor~   Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a … Continue reading Writing Tips – Writer’s Block