Working your way through large, lengthy projects, like . . . oh, writing a novel, for instance, can be overwhelming, can’t it? First you have to write down the words, then you have to fix the words, then you have to fix them a second time, and possibly a third or fourth or fifth time. … Continue reading Bite-Sized Goals and Mousey Nibbles: Managing Lengthy Projects
Back in 2013, I got lucky enough to attend the first-ever Comic Con in Salt Lake City, and even get a front-row spot to see Stan Lee. The costumes and displays were amazing, but the highlight for me was my up-close seat to hear from Stan Lee, something I'll always remember. He came onto the … Continue reading Stan Lee: Lessons on Writing
Even if you have no interest in ever running a marathon (or even a 5K), if you’re “competing” in the 50K/30.0 “marathon” of NaNoWriMo, you’re still a marathoner in my book.
Recently, a gentleman new to my neighborhood posed a question that every writer must grapple with at some point. Over the last few months, our interactions have mostly been of the greet-in-passing variety, until recently, when he stopped me and asked an important question. “How do you find the motivation to write the next book?” … Continue reading Motivation Is Not the Problem
Happy NaNoWriMo everyone! At the time of this posting it will be nearly the halfway mark of the competition. For those who are participating perhaps a little roadblock has popped up. The dreaded wall, much like the one's runners face when doing a marathon. It's okay. It happens to us all, even when not pumping … Continue reading 16 Quotes to Get Over the Hump
We are thrilled to welcome today's guest, Ryan Decker! In a world where there are literally thousands, if not millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do, how will you stand out? How will you ever get noticed? You may assume there are too many obstacles to overcome or not enough … Continue reading How to be in the top 10% of your industry
The motivation to sit down and write is tough. Sometimes it’s because I haven’t quite figured out where to go with my story, or I gathered a lot of ideas and deciding which one to choose feels overwhelming. Maybe I’m trying out a new project and that’s exciting, yet daunting too. Where do I begin? … Continue reading The Motivation to Write