Category Archives: Motivational

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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Blogging and Slogging -How to get Inspired when you’re Not!

Blogging can be a lot of work. Sometimes ideas for posts just fly into my head while walking the Rim Trail with the dog, driving to a meeting, or working on one of my regular writing assignments. Unfortunately sometimes they don’t, and I find myself searching in vain for something interesting or informative to share…
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Living on the Edge of your Writing Life

Last week, in an attempt to read something related to my actual career, I picked up Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life at my local library. I imagined I’d slog through it and then return to my summer diet of mysteries and the latest fiction releases. But, I found myself engaged from the moment I began…
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