When you read something that makes you feel jealous of the author’s writing, take a step back. Remember you are here to learn. What about their writing makes you wish you could do it yourself? Lean from other authors, other writers. Take what they do and add it into your own portfolio of work. There … More Be Inspired (Monday Inspiration)
Luck isn’t everything. It is something, you have to be in the right place in the right time sometimes. But most of the time, you have to get to that place first. And that’s the hard work, that’s the slog, that’s the sheer hope against all adversity that this will work. Then, the luck just … More Luck isn’t everything (Monday Inspiration)
Take chances. Write something new. Write something risky. Writing the first draft is your chance to try new things. Test out your ideas, no matter how silly or risky they might be. You might be amazed as to what you find out.
You might not be able to do everything you want now. You can only play the hand you’ve been dealt with the time you’ve been allocated. Does that mean your journey to success might be longer? Sure, but that’s okay. Life’s not a race, it’s a journey. Does that mean your journey might look different … More Play the hand you’re dealt (Monday Inspiration)
It doesn’t just have to be words that inspire you. The right song, the right lyrics, the right melody can play into your soul and stir up an image in your minds eye. Find the right song, and your writers block will slowly be eroded away. I’ve included some of my favourite writing tunes below! … More Good Music is the Food of Inspiration (Monday Inspiration)
Writing comes from the heart. You story is unique because you are unique. No matter how many times you think you might have seen this story before, your story is uniquely yours. So be authentic with yourself, be authentic with your story.
Keep going with it. It’s hard, this writing thing. It’s hard to write a book, or short story, or even flash fiction. Sometimes you aren’t motivated, other times you don’t have the time. Maybe you’re just stuck in a rut. Keep going. Keep trying. You will find your words again.
You can write something that is hard. Something you’ve not written before. Something that makes you think why am I trying this. Repeatedly. With every line. Challenging yourself allows you to grow. It pushes your boundaries, and gives you new skills. Write something that scares you. Write something that will be hard to write. Challenge … More Write to Challenge Yourself (Monday Inspiration)
Reading is as important to be a good writer as it is to practice writing. You can see how other stories are constructed and written, how they’ve dealt with the same plot pains you have, how they’ve created tension and pacing. Reading also allows you to be a reader again, just a reader enjoying a … More Read More Stories (Monday Inspiration)
Every time you work on your draft, you make your story better. Every word, every sentence, every paragraph you look at and consider is another word closer to your final novel. Keep going. Keep editing. Keep drafting. And one day, the story on your page will match the one in your mind.