Last time we talked about finding the right place to write. That’s important, but perhaps even more important is finding the right mindset. Writing should be fun! Yes, fun! I know it’s work, but it’s work you’re choosing to do, right? If it’s a total drag you’re doing something wrong. So here are some ideas […]Read more "Why Aren’t You Writing III: Making the Process Fun"
Become a Successful Indie Author Craig Martelle In the quest for success in the writing business, we all rush anxiously from guru to guru, oracle to oracle, hoping that someone will reveal the magical formula to make the gods more propitious and cause the bestseller deities to smile down on us. Unfortunately, the magic formula […]Read more "“Become a Successful Indie Author: Work Toward Your Writing Dream” by Craig Martelle"
Last week we started of our series on obstacles that can get in the way of your writing by talking about finding the time to write. This time we’ll talk a little bit about things you can try to find the right place. As always, this may seem super-obvious–or it may not. Or maybe you […]Read more "Why Aren’t You Writing Part II: Finding the Right Place"
Why Aren’t You Writing? There’s a running joke, especially in the academic world, about how you should be writing. If you search the phrase, you will come up with dozens if not hundreds of menacing images like this one: The fact that you could be writing at pretty much any moment of your day if […]Read more "Why Aren’t You Writing Part I: Finding the Time to Write"
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life Natalie Goldberg After the (somewhat unexpected) success of “Writing Down the Bones,” Natalie Goldberg was called, perhaps by her inner muse, perhaps by her publishing company, to write another book on writing. The result is “Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life.” In many ways “Wild Mind” is quite similar […]Read more "“Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life” by Natalie Goldberg"
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Natalie Goldberg Lots of writing manuals will give you a 1-2-3 formula for being productive and successful. “Writing Down the Bones” goes in completely the opposite direction. As Natalie Goldberg tells us in the Introduction: “Learning to write is not a linear process. There is no logical […]Read more "“Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg"
The Mindful Writer Dinty W. Moore In “The Mindful Writer,” Dinty Moore focuses not on the nuts and bolts of writing, and not on how to write popular prose–aspiring romance and thriller writers hoping to churn out the next cookie-cutter midlist book may find these words helpful, but it’s not aimed at them–but on how […]Read more "“The Mindful Writer” by Dinty Moore"