Beautiful ‘Iqra’; bookshelf designed by Peter Gould. ‘Iqra’ is the Arabic word for ‘read.’
Here’s my latest article on building your writing career! This one is focused less on the ‘why,’ and more on the ‘how to start.’
Read up and get started!
New years resolutions are an annual joke. We trip up so often that we might as well kick the year off by asking “what sort of good intentions can I fail at this year?”
Putting pessimism aside, whether we fail or not depends on our mindsets as we start the year.
I personally want to have good morning habits. From the stereotypical resolution of exercising, to writing my novel and reading the Bible with my morning tea. But instead of assuming that I’m going to start off the bat with a perfectly formed habit, my resolution is simply to build upward. Failure is acceptable as long as I pick myself up, forgive myself for failing, and start again.
As my husband commented, life shouldn’t get in the way of your resolutions because your good habits should be a part of life.
What are your resolutions? How are you going to keep them?
For writers, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut by labeling ourselves as ‘novelists’ or ’poets’ and failing to look into the uncharted regions of commercial writing. Sometimes we…
Over the past year and a half, I have written articles for a group of interior decor magazines and picked up other gigs along the way. And I love it, partially because am paid to write, and partially because I learn so much in the process!
What has your freelance experience been like?
Just before NaNoWriMo ends, I like to say congratulations to those who stuck it out!
And for those who weren’t able to this year, be encouraged that you got as far as you did, and keep writing that novel! November isn’t the only time of the year that we’re allowed to write copiously 🙂
I put a pause on my novel a while ago so that I could finish up a grad school writing sample. And since I’m almost done with that, I’ll start again soon and finish it up!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Many NaNoWriMo contestants remind me of doomsday preppers. Maybe you’ve barricaded yourself into your room, stocked up all the snacks and fuzzy socks that you’ll need for the next month. You’re rev…
Visit StoryForge to see the Honeysuckle’s season launch of the wonderfully dreadful NaNoWriMo!
How is day one treating you?
The first StoryForge Productions article with survival tips is coming tomorrow! So what have you done to prepare for the 50,000 word battle of 2013?
I would highly recommend any of these books to aspiring writers. Out of them all, O’Connor’s editors get the prize for the most interesting title, and King wins for being the one who influenced me most.
What books have inspired you?
Recently I’ve been following my own advice on how to research for your novel with textbooks, interviews, and documentaries. All of you NaNoWriMo lovelies should probably check it out, since you’re scurrying to prep all of your material! Right now, I’m reading The Odyssey for the first time since freshman year of high school and (no surprise) it’s a lot better than I remembered.
What are you researching? How’s it coming?