Five things to try when you’ve hit a wall in your writing. (p.s. you don’t have to be a poet to find these tips helpful to beat writers’ block!)
For a long time, I tried to act as if–but swallowing my true feelings and putting on a happy face wasn’t fooling anyone and it wasn’t allowing me to connect to my friends and family and start something new. I stopped faking the Christmas spirit and decide instead to start where I was, setting up boundaries that protected my needs and honoring my feelings.
So I usually don’t talk too much about works in progress while I’m writing them (how… Read More »How to Celebrate After Finishing a Draft of Your Novel
Whether you’re just getting started submitting your writing or are trying to break into the next level of magazines, avoid mistakes that rob your writing of the consideration it deserves.
Working through the exercises and keeping “artist’s dates” with myself gave me a rope ladder to pull myself back up and invest in my creativity while also helping me nurture myself during what was otherwise an overwhelming and anxiety-ridden year.
This summer is shaping up to be an extra busy one, and while I want to keep everything running per usual, I’m wary of running around with my hands in too many pots. How can I simplify?
She started telling me how she was going to sit down this summer and bang out her novel. Just go somewhere for six weeks and write it. Hearing the strain in her voice, I said, Make sure you do some other things, too. You can’t write all day.
When someone goes to you with a complaint, they want to be heard. They also want to know how things will change, but being heard comes first. So let them know you heard them. This can be as simple as thanking them for bringing the incident to your attention. You can say, “I hear you. Thanks for letting me know.”
certain level of enthusiasm until the real deal takes over, because I’ve gotten over the dread that accompanies small talk with strangers and am enjoying the experience (at least, as much as I can – it’s never going to be my favorite thing and that’s totally fine). Here are five of the ways I cope with conference networking as an introvert.
lessons in where and how you spend your time that inform how you show up for the page. Your writing will thank you for it.