It’s okay to start again. In some ways, starting again shows you know the story a little better. You know what you want to work, and what you want to change. Despite the mountain of work ahead, you know it’ll make the story stronger and more enticing. Take a deep breath and dive into the … More Starting Again (Monday Inspiration)
Sure, some people write their novels faster than others. Some people started the journey sooner, and so have already shown signs of success. Others have been at it for years, and are now reaping the rewards. Time is relative to each journey. Each person comes to the journey with their own barriers and difficulties they … More Time is Relative (Monday Inspiration)
Not just in your story, but in life. Change brings you new opportunities, new challenges, new places to explore and experience. Change can be scary. Change is good because it is scary. It’ll be alright. You’ll be alright. Maybe, it’ll be brilliant.
We all have two buckets inside of us, the negative bucket and the positive bucket. Focus on filling up the positive bucket. Save every compliment, every kind word, every award, every success into that bucket. When times are hard. When you’re scared. When you’re wringing your hands. Bouncing your leg. Heart pounding. Remember the positive … More The Positive Bucket (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)
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)