Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

What Gets You Writing?

November 19th, 2013 5 comments

It sometimes pays to take things back to basics. So this post is simply about what gets me writing. Read more…

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5 Tips For Motivated Editing

October 29th, 2013 No comments

Do you have editing fatigue? Trouble getting motivated? Can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Try these five easy steps to pull you through the editing process! Read more…

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There is no Such Thing as Talent

October 22nd, 2013 4 comments

Have you been told you’re talented? Maybe you’re someone who feels they’ve had to fight for every scrap of demonstrable skill.

But what if talent wasn’t a gift? What if talent was earned as well, and not being “talented” doesn’t hold you back? Read more…

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You’re On Your Own

July 23rd, 2013 No comments

It pays to have other people around you. But it also pays to remember they can’t do the work for you. When it comes down to it, writing is a lonely business. Read more…

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What Brings You Back To Writing?

July 9th, 2013 No comments

It’s true that I have a somewhat on-off relationship with the craft. But no matter what happens, I will always come back to it. Here are some of my reasons, and then I’d like to know yours. Read more…

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Time, insecurity and other woes

May 21st, 2013 No comments

This writing lark – it’s hard. Occasionally ya gotta get something off your chest. This is one of those times. I’ve hit a slump, a rut, a drought, call it what you will. Following on from last week, here are some of the reasons. May you find solace in my pain. Read more…

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Waning Enthusiasm and Writing Grumbles

May 14th, 2013 2 comments

Sometimes everything just goes your way – characters chat like they’re real, plot points slide into place like lubed puzzle pieces, backstory surfaces subtley and effortlessley – oh who am I kidding! It’s hell all the time! Here are a couple of things that are worrying me this week. Read more…

The law of diminishing enthusiasm

May 7th, 2013 No comments

Has what you’re writing ever bored you? It seems to me if you don’t catch an idea at inception, it begins to go off. Here’s what happened to me recently. Read more…

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Crafting an Epic – Part Two

March 12th, 2013 2 comments

Wherein we speak of motivation, doubt, and fitting new material into the old. Read more…

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…