I have a bucket list for my kids this summer. Among other things, we’re going to make homemade ice cream, go to Vacation Bible School, go to the library regularly and swim in Grammy’s pool at every opportunity. My bucket list for my life includes spending a month in England, reading 100 books a year, … Continue reading Summer Bucket Lists For Writers
If you are going to set goals for 2017, you need to think SMART! Unlike goals, promises and resolutions are full of hot air. Those flighty resolutions float through our minds at the fresh, breezy start of January. They usually settle, forgotten in the corners of our minds before that groundhog pokes his head out. … Continue reading Forget the Resolution! Are Your Goals SMART Enough For 2017?
We can’t be the writer we want to be if we keep doing the things we’ve always done. This is the time self-involved, sensitive writing types, think about how we can make this upcoming year the best ever. Especially if we are participating in Nanowrimo. This is an exciting time of year and it’s also … Continue reading Top 10 Tricky Things You May Have To Do In Order To Achieve Your Goals
It’s January, so I’m starting over. My year is fresh and clean like a New England snow storm. Perhaps this is the year I’ll be a millionaire, or a size 4, or hit the NYT Best Seller List. Or maybe I’ll just make some great decisions. This article from Writer’s Digest inspired me to think … Continue reading How Decisive Action Can Change Your Year (Like It Did Mine)
Every Thursday, this blog features guest posts from members of our 10 Minute Novelists community. Today we welcome Gail Gauthier. Kelly McGonigal says in The Willpower Instinct that we tend to be optimistic about the future and what we’ll do then. That is certainly true of how many of us feel on January 1st of … Continue reading Ditch Resolutions for the New Year and Create Some Goals and Objectives for Your Writing A Guest Post By Gail Gauthier
Beta readers are the best! They are an author’s second readers. I’m guessing, and don’t hold me to it, that the alpha reader is the author himself. God knows YOU’VE read your book enough, right? Good writers use beta readers’ opinions to iron out the story’s wrinkles, find out what’s missing and see what the … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Questions To Ask Your Beta Readers