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 – 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

Writing Tips – How to Write with a Demanding Job

I'm sure most of us are engaged in careers and jobs that don't allow us to spend much time doing what we are passionate about. So, working your "day job" and trying to become an author can be challenging. Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, offers tips on how you can achieve … Continue reading Writing Tips – How to Write with a Demanding Job