Today I’d like to welcome guest blogger, Patrick M. Greene, who provides practical advice every writer should consider to avoid laziness. This is something I’ve struggled with from time to time when life or the “I don’t feel like it” hits. Patrick’s insight on setting goals, motivation, and better organization can be the jump-start from stagnation to productive writing.
When you’ve finally generated an appealing story or lead, one stiff question comes to play: how do I actually start this thing? Sadly, when a writer with an average resolve comes up dry on his first few attempts to write the introduction or sustain the intensity, it’s likely going to be a major slack off. Those overstated goals suddenly turn into movie marathons or binge eating.
After losing your purpose and getting rusty, you have to rekindle your inner drive. The writing world has no room for mediocrity. If you want to turn your story to the likes of J.K. Rowling or Stephen King, it’s all about consistency. But first, let’s identify the main influencers of procrastination in writing: Continue reading “4 Tips in Escaping That Void of #Writing Laziness – Guest Post By Patrick M. Greene”
Happy New !!! **throwing confetti and blowing a party horn** Welcome to my first post of 2017. True to form, I’m starting the year with a post about goals. But not just any goals. Writing goals.
Finding time to write is a juggling act sometimes. Add in the holidays and any family obligations and the time I set aside evaporates into thin air.
My major writing goal for 2017 is
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Ever have something stimulate your senses to the point that it inspires you to write?
I have a pumpkin spice scented candle that even when unlit, it gives off a wonderful baked pie aroma. There have been times when this scent influenced a writing moment or a scene.
The same happens when I sit in the park. I’m watching people and nature do their thing – kicking a ball around, taking a stroll, or just sitting on a bench chatting. I’m not fully paying attention to the activities before me, though the atmosphere propels me to write with fervor.
Then there’s music. Sometimes it’s classical, jazz, or Christmas tunes. But either way it fancies my mind and gets my fingers to tapping the keys.
Taste is one that hasn’t quite caught on yet, though if any of my characters have a meal or go to a restaurant, it will more than likely…
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Just like the shoes in the picture, subtle changes can be a big deal. Sure both shoes are red and have the same style, but the grey middle changes the whole complex. Imagine if you saw these shoes in a box at the store. Would you purchase them anyway or search for the match? Most would hunt for the matching shoe. It’s no different with writing.
Writers want their work error-free with clarity for the reader. But, when there are words that look or sound alike, it can be Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now the Confusion’s Gone: Demystifying Often Confused #Words”