Ever feel like your writing time has slipped into a series of tasks you are struggling to check off?
1500 hundred words and counting? Check. 511 more words
It’s been a little over three years since I re-entered the writing world. The first year, I simply studied — reading books and magazine articles and blogs about the writing craft and what’s been happening in the writing world, as well as attending as many affordable, one-day writers’ conferences I could, and I joined a local writers’ group that meets once a month and I have been attending faithfully, for the most part, for these three plus years. 544 more words
Have you ever shared the same piece of your writing with more than one critique group? If so, what happened?
I shared the first chapter of my last manuscript with three different critique groups, and this was after sharing with a one-on-one consult with a writer/marketing person. 210 more words
I love browsing around writing boards on Pinterest with words from the literary experts. When I’m feeling discouraged, I find short, pithy quotes that remind me what my meandering plot is missing or quotes that encourage me to stay the course even when things aren’t going as well as I’d like. 512 more words