It's difficult, if not downright impossible, to keep on top of all the information and conversations directed to me in this social networking world. Just opening my email splits my focus in a variety of ways, if I let it.
Ah, there's … Continue Reading ››
In Platform, Get Noticed in a Noisy World Michael Hyatt offers step-by-step advice to help writers create compelling products, compete in a crowded marketplace, avoid obstacles to achieving … Continue Reading ››
They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action while expecting different results, "they" being anonymous possibly to avoid the consequences of making such a lucid statement.
It's far too easy to accept an easily-consumed life doused with equal parts of wishes, hope, and lethargy. This can apply to every avenue of living, not … Continue Reading ››
The trouble with being a writer is that you have to write. That would seem desirable, but the writing I’m talking about goes beyond pounding out the next scene in my novel. Since becoming a published novelist, I’ve … Continue Reading ››
Writing, like marriage, is an odd mixture of passion and duty. Tweet This. The same writers who speak of “falling in love” with a story complain about “having to” edit it. Some marriages are easierthan … Continue Reading ››
Living your writing dream calls for courage, the confidence to believe it can happen for you, and self-discipline. That's a tough call, but writers are an incorrigible bunch.
I once worked on the top floor of a skyscraper, spending my time and energy not on my own writing but on another person’s dream, chained to my … Continue Reading ››
As a child, did you blow bubbles? If so, you already understand something about subplots.
What does blowing bubbles have to do with subplots, you ask? Simply this: When you blew too hard, you burst the bubbles as they formed. Blowing too lightly, while it showed you there were bubbles to be made, didn't produce them. Only … Continue Reading ››
With more than ever to do these days, writers have to work smarter to survive. The following 20 tips can boost your productivity.
1. Develop routines to dispatch mundane duties. As you complete one task, you won’t have to stop and think … Continue Reading ››