Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

What Gets You Writing?

November 19th, 2013 10 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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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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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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Letting off steam

October 16th, 2012 2 comments

It’s amazing how quickly time passes isn’t it? After a period of editing my work in progress I have just dusted off my word count spreadsheet for this year. I want to cry. Read more…

Isn’t It Great? It’s My Birthday Gift To Me!

May 2nd, 2012 1 comment

I’ve just celebrated a birthday! Congratulations to me for living another year, I guess. But it kinda got me thinking about where I was last year and where I am now. Read more…

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March 3rd, 2012 2 comments

Every now and then, I fall off the wagon – I’m out of my routine, I’m out of my word processor. I’m not writing. If I can claw my way back into the routine of my own volition, all the better for me. But if it goes on for too long, guilt will bring me back. Read more…

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Tales From the Rut – Part 2

December 3rd, 2011 No comments

So how have we (and by that I mean ‘I’ of course) been doing in scaling the walls of this rut?  Not very well it seems.  Still too many of those distractions lurking about.  So I’d like to explore some other idea’s about maintaining focus. Read more…

Tales From The Rut

November 5th, 2011 1 comment

Well, most of us have been there haven’t we?  That rut where you don’t feel like anything you do (when you manage to do it) is any good, and you can’t seem to get out of it. 

That’s where I’ve been for a few months.  I had a huge burst of energy back in July and got quite a bit of writing done, but then I fell into this rut.  So, how do we combat this?  How do we get back into writing? Read more…