You Know You’re a Writer When You Procrastinate by…

by Lynn H. Blackburn, @LynnHBlackburn November is National Novel Writing Month. Thousands of writers all over the world have determined to write 50K words in thirty days. There are pros and cons to NaNoWriMo, but one very definite “pro” is that it demands you cease all forms of procrastination and get ‘er done. I’m not […]

How a Writer Faces Thanksgiving

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills   For some people, Thanksgiving is about the food. For others, Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and friends. Some can’t wait to finish the meal to tune into the football games. Then there are writers. Oh, we love the food, family, football, and friends, but what about the inevitable […]

Defining Creative Success

By Lindsey Brackett, @lindsbrac I majored in theater. Actually, I majored in Interdisciplinary Studies, which is a fancy way of saying I couldn’t make up my mind between theater, English, and education. So I studied all three and called it a secondary drama teacher’s major. I’ve never taught high school drama. Somehow I let my […]

7 Practical Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count

By Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales It’s important for writers to be writing. Otherwise, it’s difficult to call oneself a writer. Eh? Some days it’s a struggle to sit at the keyboard and put words on that screen. We all have them. The cursor blinks at us as if taunting us to dare to move it. One […]

Quit Your Day Job?

By Tamela Hancock Murray, @Tamela_Murray   Writers spend much time and effort creating books, and those who are serious about making a living — or at least supplementing household income — invariably reach the proverbial fork in the road when they must ask, “Do I have what it takes?” If you have reached this point, […]

Comfort Zone/Chocolate Zone

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Think chocolate is not the answer? Maybe you’re not asking the right questions. Okay, I do know chocolate is not really the answer to all the world’s problems. But it does sort of make a challenge a bit more palatable. Chocolate-coating our discomforts—couldn’t hurt, right? Sometimes chocolate is not only […]

Writing Through Tragedy

By Lucinda Secrest McDowell, @LucindaSMcDowel   Will we ever get used to hearing that there has been a mass murder of innocent people? That a hurricane has utterly destroyed an entire town or island? That in some utterly unimaginable way evil has been perpetrated on God’s creation? I hope not. I hope we remain horrified. […]