By Mary Caelsto Life seems to have a way of kicking into high gear at times. Like now. I can’t believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving again (here in the US). Didn’t we just do this? When life moves at hyperspeed, our muse can take a vacation. After all, between holidays, gifts, meals, and caring … [Read more…]
What is better than setting yourself to have the best writing year of your life? Nothing. So hang on and let’s get to it.
Have you ever dashed to the keyboard (or grabbed a pen) and words simply flow? Whether writing fiction or nonfiction, don’t you just love your passion pouring out—fast and furious—as words on a page? That’s exactly how you need to write your first draft. Fast. All the way through. Seriously. Resistance is pushing back right … [Read more…]
It’s November and time for NanoWrimo which means sitting down and cranking out the pages as fast…faster than your muse may want to move. Inevitably at some point you will find your fingers slowing and the words stopping. How to get them flowing again? Here are a few techniques you might try: Journals or Blogs: … [Read more…]
Every November something strange happens. Thousands of writers hunker down, writing until their fingers cramp and their eyes blur. A few stagger from their homes, blinking at the now foreign sun, to meet with other writers in coffee shops and libraries where they flip open their laptops, and that’s correct…write some more. And so it … [Read more…]