my Boot Camp instructor, Stacy Ward, handed me a yellow wrist band etched with the words, “I Can Do This,” with the advice to glance at it each time I felt my resolve starting to melt. I put it on my left wrist, the side I’d be looking at as one of the left-side paddlers.
Sometimes it’s hard to write. There are so many things going on around us, trying their darnedest to pull us away from our writing projects – kids, laundry, the phone…
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“When will I ever find the time to write?” It’s the lament of everyone who has ever sat down with a pen or a laptop and attempted to create a memoir, a poem, a short story or a full-fledged novel. Excuses begone! Stretch your writing fingers, pull your best characters and storylines out of the [...]
If you are a writer and don’t have someone to hold you accountable – whether it’s a coach or a fellow writer, a friend or a calendar with dates marked in ink- I encourage you to find someone now. You’ll thank yourself for it!
We all want to be the “next big thing.” We all want to give the talks, get writer’s cramp just signing books for hours on end, to see our books on the shelves of big box and Indie book stores alike, and to have our Amazon link come up on Page One of a Google search.
I’m sitting on my sofa with my laptop perched on my lap (where else?), watching the 83rd Academy Awards and preparing the writing prompts for my creative writing students this week, when it hits me – each of these fabulous movies that are receiving nominations and stunning statuettes began as a spark in someone’s imagination. [...]
There’s lasting value in writing well, even if you just write for yourself.