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.
Writing is a creative hobby that is both individual and isolating. And there is a beauty in that, the individuality of your story is what makes it yours. And the isolation from the world is what gives your mind space to travel to far off places and create worlds so different to our own. But … More Be Kind to You (Monday Inspiration)
First drafts are supposed to be messy. They’re supposed to be full of holes and phrases that don’t quite work. The words that are in bold because you haven’t created that part of the world yet, or names of people you haven’t thought through. It’s okay if your first draft doesn’t work. Because your second … More The First Draft (Monday Inspiration)
You can make your dream into a reality. You can work towards it, day by day, until each tiny little change that you make, each tiny adjustment in your course, points you towards your goal. One day, you’ll stop and realise. You made it. You made your dream a reality.
Passion projects are intoxicating because they are so involved. You can be sucked into them and loose all sense of space and time. It is just you and the words, and your act of creation. But remember to take a step back. To breathe. To give yourself time to recover. Otherwise you’ll burn out.
There is only so much time in the day, and there never seems to be enough. And you know what, that’s okay. You can make it work for you. You can change your workspace to be more focussed. You can change your attitude to be more diligent. You can do this. You can make the … More Time is Precious (Monday Inspiration)