As writers, we’re not in control of many aspects of our career, and the resulting worries can make it hard to concentrate or feel creative. But maybe we can reach a point of not letting our anxiety get in our way.Pin It
Much of our success depends on our mindset. If we’re not in the right mental place, obstacles can hold us back. J. Rose shares her tips on how to improve our mindset and increase our productivity.Pin It
If you’re still unsure if you can make NaNo work for you, Jenny Hansen is here to share her advice about what matters during NaNoWriMo and what we should ignore. Check out her 10 tips for rocking NaNo your way.Pin It
Our definition of success will affect our happiness. So let’s walk through how we might define our success—as well as what it means if we haven’t yet “succeeded.”Pin It
About a year ago, I talked about what we should do for our author website. I’d recommended adding bonus content for our readers, and I finally followed my own advice. *smile*Pin It
Are there prerequisites to call ourselves a writer? No. If you write, you’re a writer. Period. But when we pay attention to other writers, every writer—no matter how successful—could find something to feel inadequate about if we let our self-doubt get a hold of us.Pin It
In my last post, we talked about struggling to write when suffering from burnout. Maintaining a connection with our passions can help us endure the problems of life, and remembering how and why we have passion for writing might help us recover from burnout.
Most writers struggle with writing burnout at some point. For me, health issues have drained my energy and caused oodles of frustration, neither of which is good for my creative side—which leads to writing frustration. Chronic issues often lead to major, long-term burnout. What can we do?Pin It
In storytelling, we often talk about the arc of our hero—the path of change and improvement they follow while trying to reach their goals and satisfy their desires. Like our characters, we have an arc, and we can take lessons from the hero’s journey of our characters and apply it to our life.
Most of us have probably heard the advice about how we should make our writing more authentic or genuine. But what does that mean, and how can we make it happen? Today, Lizzie Shane joins us to share her insights into mining our experiences for our stories.Pin It