Motivation, Writing Tips

Reading a Book with Similarities to One You’re Writing?

I had an epiphany the other night. One of those light-bulb, head-smacking moments that seems so obvious, but for whatever reason I was too blind to notice before now. I was reading a novel and noticed similarities between the book I was reading and the book I am writing. Normally, this would discourage me. I… Read More Reading a Book with Similarities to One You’re Writing?

Motivation, Positive, Uncategorized, Writing Tips

The Best Strategies for Accomplishing Writing Tasks (or any other task)

Previously posted on Contentedly Neurotic blog October 17, 2008 I’ve been lucky enough to join an online writer’s group this week, it’s a free event and it continues through a full week. It’s called the Muse Online Writer’s Conference. I have learned a lot and will continue to learn as I assimilate all the information… Read More The Best Strategies for Accomplishing Writing Tasks (or any other task)

Writing Tips

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Stifle your brain and the white page will drive you mad. Let your imagination run wild. Sometimes it will be scary, sometimes insightful, and usually, just plain far-fetched. The best thing about letting your imagination run rampant is the fodder it provides for articles, short stories, and novels. One small comment, sometimes one insignificant word,… Read More Let Your Imagination Run Wild