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8 Ways to Balance Your Writing Life With Little Kids Around

Is it possible to be a productive writer with little kids in the house? I started asking myself this question about three years ago when my perfectly organized and time structured writing life disintegrated with the (very welcome) arrival of my daughter. It took me almost 2 years and a lot of trial and error … Continue reading 8 Ways to Balance Your Writing Life With Little Kids Around

What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson When it comes to our writing careers, does luck have anything to do with our success?   Sometimes our mental images are filled with gold-filled pots accompanied by rainbows. Luck often references leprechauns and shamrocks. And this writer, whose birthday … Continue reading What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

Dealing With Repetitive Strain Injuries As a Writer

By Dianna Gunn When Katherine told me that she was looking for guest posts about productivity for writers, I knew right away what I wanted to talk about: repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). This includes the infamous carpal tunnel, but it also encompasses a range of other injuries caused by uncomfortable and repetitive motions. You can … Continue reading Dealing With Repetitive Strain Injuries As a Writer

How To Develop Your Writing Voice

(Author’s Note: For June, July & August, this blog will be posting on Mondays & Thursdays only!) A writer’s voice is a complex, hard-to-describe thing. I think it could be compared to a rich cheese, a well-crafted symphony or a good wine. The complexities of each of these come from a variety of sources — … Continue reading How To Develop Your Writing Voice

Five Reasons Why I Would Write Series Fiction (And One Reason I Wouldn’t)

What to read? I’m at the library, looking for something to check out and I see a row of similar-looking spines, books all by the same author, some with numbers on them. It’s a little army of series fiction! (And almost always one of those numbers is missing!) I have an irrational insecurity around serial … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I Would Write Series Fiction (And One Reason I Wouldn’t)

Five Steps To Building A Regular Writing Routine

By Bethany Perry There’s so much advice out there about writing. A lot of it is obvious. For instance, I read an article yesterday that suggested two things about how to write. One, sit down (optional). Two, write. Yes, two is required. Thinking about writing is not writing. Reading advice columns like this one is … Continue reading Five Steps To Building A Regular Writing Routine

Signs You May Be An Unrealistic Writer

  I love encouraging authors. I’m not crazy about talking to unrealistic ones. It’s easy to encourage authors who are humble, teachable and willing to work hard. It’s much difficult to encourage an aspiring writer who is unrealistic about their talent, the work demands and the industry of writing. Are you an unrealistic writer? Have … Continue reading Signs You May Be An Unrealistic Writer