Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Perfect Blog: Setting Your Words Free

It’s Monday. The day I’m supposed to blog. And I have some GREAT posts in my draft folder. I’m really excited for you to read them, eventually. Unfortunately, they’re doing you and me no good sitting in my draft folder half finished. So what is it going to take to set them free? Schedule Time to […]

I Was Supposed to Write Today…

How many times have you made that statement? I was supposed to write, or I’m going to write. Then you never do. Sure, you use the same excuses I do. Life is too busy. There’s not enough time in a day. Yada, yada, yada. I’ve been there. I’m still there. But I realized the real […]

The Vulnerability of the Writer

I was having dinner with a few friends the other night and we were talking about blogging, and I realized something: Being a writer can be scary. We were talking about the times we’ve written blog posts and then deleted them because we were so worried about what readers would think. One of my friends […]

Fear Diversions

It’s really been a struggle to write lately, and I’ve blamed it on everything but myself. Kids’ homework, husband’s work schedule, appointments, phone calls, housework, laundry – the list goes on and on. While these things do compete for my time and attention, I’ve discovered only this week how much I have given place to […]

Write About What Disturbs You

If you haven’t read The Help by Kathryn Stockett yet, let me encourage you to do so. Stockett writes of an editor giving the main character this advice: “Don’t waste your time on the obvious things. Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.” This is good advice. What disturbs you? I tend […]

Published Authors Speak Out on Why They Don’t Write

Yesterday, Wayne Scott shared candidly about why he isn’t writing, even though he knows he should. Authors not writing is more prevalent than you think. Published authors NOT writing! Even award winning authors. But  after having publishing success, why don’t they write? What keeps a published author from avoiding the chair? And are they susceptible […]

Take Courage

The storm must have whipped up so quickly they didn’t even have time to lower the sails. It was a pleasant evening; all was going well. They were just supposed to cross the sea, not battle the forces of nature. But plans changed. Dark storm clouds climbed across the sky like a pack of hungry […]

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