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How to Get in Writing Shape after a Long Break

Today’s guest post is by Janice Kersh:

If you’ve taken a hiatus from writing for whatever reason and are feeling some anxiety about getting back into the game, don’t worry. It’s a perfectly natural feeling, but one you can overcome.

You know the saying “A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.” The same is true with writing. Your finished book starts with the first blank page you stare down, the first word you have the courage to write. By taking it one day at a time, you’ll be back on your writer’s journey before you can say “writer’s block.”

Be Kind

If you stopped writing because it got too hard and you gave up, don’t beat yourself up too much. You just didn’t succeed at something the first time and now you’re trying again. It takes courage and you should be proud for showing up again. Continue Reading…

5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit

Today’s guest post is by blogger Julie Ellis.

What does it take to become a writer? Do you earn the title of author the moment your writing is published or the moment somebody pays you for it? Of course not! You become a writer when writing becomes part of your daily routine.

You become a writer when you write as if it is a job and not simply an activity in which you indulge when inspiration and spare time make it convenient to do so. Unfortunately, transitioning from a person who writes to a writer isn’t an easy task. If you are used to writing only when writing is easy, you’re going to struggle to sit at your workstation each day and produce something. When your initial efforts aren’t very good, and they won’t be, you’ll wonder why you bother.

This is when you’ll really need to commit to writing each day. Eventually, you’ll see your writing improve, and you’ll no longer have to wait for inspiration to produce great content.

Are you interested in making the transition? Here are five tips that you can use on your journey. Continue Reading…

How Your Habits Help You Write a Book

Today’s guest post is by author and writing instructor Alex Strike:

Writing is not an easy process at all. I’d realized it once I tried to write my very first article on the topic of gambling. Yes, the topic is not the best and noblest one, but even something seemingly easy to write about posed a problem for me. Have you ever tried to describe the rules of playing blackjack in a way that it would be interesting even for people who had never heard of this game at all? Believe me, it is not easy.

And now, when some of my friends try to persuade me that every person can write, I just smile and do not even try to change their minds because it would simply be a waste of time. To understand the process of writing, one should try writing at least something.

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