Books, Writing

Writing Apathy — Recognizing the Signs

    Writing Apathy is a real and serious write-threatening condition. It can swoop down on the unsuspecting with its massive productivity-stealing claws at the first indication of a compromised work ethic. You may have been on a writing schedule consisting of 4,000+ words-a-day, only to suddenly find yourself staring at a blank screen while drool collects at… Continue reading Writing Apathy — Recognizing the Signs

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

On Not Being a Coward

There's a sign near my computer that says:   So, that's what I'm off doing today, tomorrow, this week, and hopefully the weeks to come. Trying not to be a coward, that is. You see, a couple of weeks ago a new story idea came to me. At first, I tried to ignore it because it's not like anything I've written before. It's a… Continue reading On Not Being a Coward

Blogging, Writing

Strapped for Story Ideas? Turn to Your Senses

  Using your five senses when writing just makes sense. Including details of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch creates a layer of depth to your stories that can make them more believable, relatable, and plain fun to read. But you don't have to wait until you're deep into revisions to come to your senses.… Continue reading Strapped for Story Ideas? Turn to Your Senses