Category Archives: Motivational

Do you have what it takes to be a Writer?

While cleaning out the papers in my office, I came across a notation I’d made in 2009: Writer’s Tool Belt Purpose Patience Passion Persistence All these will light the way to success! Truer words were never written. As much as we may want things to be exciting and glamorous in the writing world every single…
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The Power and Pitfalls of Narratives

I love going to big-screen movies! Last weekend I dragged my husband to see I, Tonya-a movie I hadn’t been aware I wanted to watch until I started reading the reviews. It wasn’t Tonya Harding or Nancy Kerrigan, or even the chance to see some amazing figure skating that drew me to the theater on…
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What Should I Write About? The Possibilities are Endless!

Goodbye March! Frankly I’m glad to see you go. April will arrive in less than 24-hours, bringing with it a renewed sense of hope, more daylight hours, and all sorts of new story ideas. A question I often hear as a writer is “Where do you get your ideas?” or its frequent companion, “Aren’t you…
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Tired of Wasting Time? Make a “Not to Do” List!

In my last post I discussed some ways writers procrastinate, ending the piece with a few ways to avoid this trap. Here’s another tip that I found while I was straightening up my office this afternoon. Since I’m a morning person, I try to do my most important writing in the earlier hours and less…
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