Protecting Your Website (How to Protect Yourself Online, Part 2)
If you're like most writers, you're usually scrambling to keep up with your schedule, leaving precious little time for anything but immediate concerns. On any given day, protecting your website might not seem as important as meeting your word count goal, getting a blog post … Continue Reading ››
Once upon a time the Internet was a relatively safe place to connect with others, surf for information, and conduct business. Unfortunately, those fairy tale days are long gone. Today, cyber criminals stalk the unwary, surfing is a good way to wind up with a computer virus, and doing business online can make you a target for hackers. Writers are not immune, as I discovered when my smart phone, computer, and email were all hacked. Continue Reading>>
What makes you stop writing?
Once in a while, I end a writing session because I reach the end, but most often I run out of time. Sometimes that's a disappointment. Other times, it's a relief. When I lose myself in the story, I take it as a good sign.
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After I sold my first short story, every time I tried to write, I’d wind up staring at the blank screen until I gave up, often bursting into tears. This went on for a year, by which time I must have figured out no one was going to chain … Continue Reading ››
A sentence flutters by,
Elusive as a butterfly,
And I, imperfect net in hand,
Attempt its capture.
by Janalyn Voigt
Autumn leaves gather in colorful drifts as winter's chill breath whispers mysteries across the night. Deep nights inspire deeper thought, and writers conspire to create fiction in National … Continue Reading ››
Ever have one of those aha moments where you realize your existence as a writer is not exactly the norm? This happens to me on a regular basis. I have stared at a cold cup of tea at my elbow and wondered who put it there. Since I was the only one home at the time, … Continue Reading ››
It's a lot easier to do anything when you have a plan, and writing a book is no exception. I'm not talking about plotting at this point but about knowing what you will do and when you will do it. Thinking things through in this way helps you set and monitor goals and lets you think … Continue Reading ››
How to Write a Novel to the End: Your Writing Office
Having a writing office or designated area for your writing communicates to you and to others that you take your writing seriously. This boosts your self-confidence, a writing resource that can be in short supply while you are finding your way in the publishing … Continue Reading ››