Saturday afternoon I received a text message from a friend who wanted to know how to subscribe to my blog. I had a few subscribers so it never occurred to me there was a problem. I pulled up the blog in order to give her instructions, but I couldn’t figure how to do it. I… Continue reading Reconsider and Alter in Light of Further Evidence
Starting a new writing project can be challenging. You have to decide what you want to accomplish and how to pace yourself. In other words, you have to set some writing goals. Knowing where you want to go helps to determine how to get there. Kind of like plugging in a destination into your GPS.… Continue reading Setting Your Writing Goals
1. What’s you vision for your writing project? 2. What’s your deadline for completing the piece? (If it’s a larger piece, break it up into manageable segments.) 3. When do you plan to write? How much work do you want to get done during your writing sessions? 4. Where do you need to set limits?… Continue reading Questions To Consider When Setting Writing Goals:
As a writer, it is difficult for me to read a novel without questioning the author’s choices. I wondered why Nancy Woodruff wrote My Wife’s Affair from the husband’s perspective. It seemed gimmicky. But the passage: “Writing is a solitary craft. We are always on the outside, looking in, looking longingly but never belonging, and… Continue reading Thoughts on My Wife’s Affair by Nancy Woodruff
Write with Confidence I’m a procrastinator at heart. I put things off even when it would be much easier to just do it. Nowhere is this more evident than in my writing life. When it’s time to sit at my desk and write, I check my e-mail, peruse Facebook, or suddenly feel the urge to… Continue reading Write with Confidence
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!