The Dreaded Writer’s Block

March 1, 2021

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Time to have an honest talk. What’s the most common response a lot of us give when somebody asks us what’s kept us from writing lately? “Writer’s block.” What causes writer’s block? A wide range of things. Feeling down and creatively suppressed. Not having enough time in a week to give it the attention it deserves. Growing bored of what we’ve been writing recently but not knowing what to move onto.

It’s been almost two years since I graduated college and I can admit that especially when it comes to poetry I’ve had a very bad case of the infamous “writer’s block.” However, in the past few days, just sitting down at my desk in my bedroom and time blocking one hour out of my night to pursue a passion I’ve been obsessed with since the sixth grade has unleashed a mass of different…

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Tips for Writers: Just Show Up

February 25, 2021

Mitch Teemley

Leap-of-faith

So, what’s the tip? It’s right there in the title, actually, but by way of explanation: Underpinning my previous encouragement to not wait for inspiration, is the fact that a leap-of-faith is involved in believing you’ll have any idea what to write once you get “there.” This isn’t about choosing a topic—there are lots of writing prompts available for that. But once you have a topic, perhaps due to a wonderful/terrifying paid assignment, or an ongoing story or project, what are you going to write when you get there?

Sometimes your leap-of-faith will be a mere hop over a crack. Other times it’ll be a daredevil Evil Knevel dive across the Grand Canyon. That’s why it’s called a leap of faith. Faith means trust.

But trust in whom?

Youm.

If you desire to write, that desire comes from somewhere, and that same somewhere holds the key to what to…

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Craig’s Writing Books: The Writing Journey

February 13, 2021

The business of being a writer

February 10, 2021

Why Commercial Writers Unanimously Hate The “Middleman”? — The Words Kraft

January 31, 2021

The band of commercial writers who spend hours and nights churning out word counts on a variety of niches, often complain about the “Middle-Man” who isn’t paying them enough.

Why Commercial Writers Unanimously Hate The “Middleman”? — The Words Kraft

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* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

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Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

My Creative Writing Course blogs

January 22, 2021

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“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.”

January 22, 2021

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How to write a biography: by Douglas McPherson

December 7, 2020

How to write a biography by Douglas McPherson

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Lousy Literature: Bad Fiction

November 21, 2020

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https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20201113/282372632142201

and

Bad fiction

The annual Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest picks the deliberately awful and therefore amusing opening sentence to “the worst of all possible novels.” Here are some examples:

1. “Dorothy and Toto got kicked out of…

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/sideswipe-november-13-somebody-lost-the-love-for-brick-laying/OEE6YQIG57IJWS4IYKXCZQJKHQ/

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* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing even though I’m sometimes called “the world’s forth worst writer”)

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Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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36 IDEAS TO START JOURNALING

October 29, 2020

Harshita Writes

What is journaling?

Journaling is a process of venting out your thoughts and emotions on a piece of paper. Journaling a healthy practice to keep your mental health steady and balance your mind. This is free space where you have to not worry about what people will think because this is totally personal and here you’re yourself. Here you self reflect critically to know yourself. Journaling need no efforts at all.

HOw to select a journal?

  • Select a suitable journal with more plan pages available in the store or online.
  • There are types of journals like lined, plane and grind. It’s all up to your choice.

TYPES OF JOURNALS TO KEEP.

1. Bible journal – Here you can write your favorite verse and what that verse reflected you in personal life. What all thoughts came when you read it. how it inspired you.

2. Morning Journal – Whenever we wake…

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