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5 Methods to Help You Meet Your Writing Goals

Today’s guest post is by Lisa Rowan:

Whether you’re kicking off the new year by tackling a new writing project, or are hoping to revisit your work with fresh eyes, finding the motivation can be tough. After all, you are your own worst critic, and beating back any negative thoughts you have about the quality of your work or how productive you’ve been can feel impossible at times.

There are countless methods to help you write more, and you could read entire series of books on the topic. But which tips will work best for you?

The methods below are just a few that have worked well for me. Sure, I still have plenty of days when I don’t feel like writing, or I get frustrated when I can’t find the exact word I’m searching for. I still fall into the black hole of Facebook feed-scrolling or Wikipedia exploration. But I know I can always come back to one of these methods to clear my head and refocus my efforts. Continue Reading…

How Writers Can Feed Their Muse through Community

Today’s blog post is by Scott Stavrou:

Of the many trials Odysseus faced on his long journey home, one of the greatest was overcoming the seductive song of the Sirens that sapped strength from body and soul. Even the brave and stalwart Odysseus knew that he was defenseless against their allure, so he had his crew lash him to the mast until they had passed the island of the Sirens.

Likewise, the writer’s life today is beset by so many seductive but creativity-sapping siren-songs. No matter how strong your passion for writing is, the world offers too many perilous distractions. You have emails to send, bills to pay, social media singing out to you.

With all these many beguiling entertainments, obligations, and amusements, you sometimes have to remind yourself to lash yourself to the mast and ignore the many singing sirens of distraction and r-apply yourself to your passion for writing down your words, telling the story only you can tell and telling it as well as possible. Continue Reading…

12 TipsThat Help Writers Enhance Memory

Today’s post is by Antonio Tooley.

Think about the most annoying situations you have faced throughout your writing journey. It’s not the hard work and diligent editing. It’s the writer’s block. The moment when your mind goes blank and you are stuck for days without writing a single paragraph. It’s even worse when you know you had that brilliant idea, but it somehow evaporated before you got to your laptop.

Why do writers have a problem with memory? Creativity may be the biggest reason. You have too many ideas, so it’s hard to recall the exact scenario you had on your mind when you thought of at least five other variations after that perfect one. That’s why it’s important for you to enhance your memory by using different techniques. Continue Reading…

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