How to Keep Writing When You Want to Quit

How to Keep Writing When You Want to Quit

How to Keep Writing When You Want to Quit “I just can’t bring myself to do it anymore.” This came from a writer friend of mine who had found that it wasn’t the end-all be-all in her life the way it once had been. She wanted to quit. She did quit. Have you ever been there? It happens to me all the time. Quitting is something that I am very familiar with. I started quitting things when my mother put me in Art Linkletter’s dance classes at like six years old. Just yesterday, I wanted to quit doing sit ups

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Ebook Series: PDF fun

Ebook Series: PDF fun

info about your PDF is coming but first… It has been said that a writer should own their own content. That means you should have it residing on YOUR own machine, not a server somewhere in the ether. The reason being that if you don’t own your own stuff, that other place could go out of business and you could lose your data. This has happened to me. The chances of it happening to a behemoth like Amazon is slight, however. But it COULD technically happen. So, having said that, I am going to tout the prospect of putting your

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7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

Don’t you love the word, CREATIVES? It so expresses us. AND YAY! I feel better! I know you are very excited to hear that…now I will promptly fill your email box with a flood of blog posts. I hope you are entertained. I hope you will be educated and informed. I hope…nah. Nevermind…I am just kidding! I wouldn’t do that! But lately, my email box has been slam-full of notices from marketers trying to sell me their latest “here’s how to get 10,000 followers” and “how to get 1,000 readers in a week” etc. Those emails often get thrown into

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How a journaling helps a writer

I have begun a new thing. It is not a new thing to me nor will it be to you, but it is a new thing to the me that is living today. I am journaling. I began doing this as a sort of way to break my block. Yes, I do have it on occasion. I usually just start writing and let the muse unwind and it usually ends up being a short story or novella. But with How to Write a few days away, I knew I needed to free up my mind to create, and starting a

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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