My Writing Journey

How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life

Photo by Gades Photography on Unsplash One of the things we often talk about in the writing groups I attend is what a typical writing day looks like for each of us. Everyone seems eager to learn about other people's habits and their strategies for getting the most writing done. If there is one common motivating factor I… Continue reading How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Book of Lists

Photo on Foter.com Today's blog post is my response to a writing prompt from the site Reedsy. In the past, I have entered their weekly contest and while I've never won that $50 cash prize, I have produced a few short stories based on the prompts. This afternoon, I decided to give one a try… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Book of Lists

My Writing Journey

Getting Past “Zero” Days

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash One of the things I have been working on this year is recognizing and celebrating all the successes I have had in my writing, no matter how small they might seem. I know many of us writers like to be very critical of ourselves when we reflect on the amount of time… Continue reading Getting Past “Zero” Days

My Writing Journey

Using Journaling as a Writing Tool

I have written in a journal, diary, notebook - what I call it depends on my mood that day - off and on since I was seven years old, which is when I received my first journal as a Christmas gift. It was one of those simple kids' diaries with a plastic flowery cover and… Continue reading Using Journaling as a Writing Tool

Reviews

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

Photo by Edan Cohen on Unsplash *The review below may contain spoilers* I, like many others I know, have found myself hooked on the recently released Netflix show "The Haunting of Hill House." As I am fascinated with all things paranormal, it was the down the rabbit hole I went after watching only one episode. I ended up… Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

My Writing Journey

Atlanta Writers Conference

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Unsplash Back in August, a friend asked me if I wanted to attend the Atlanta Writers Conference with her in November. Neither of us had attended a writers conference before but after looking into the details, we both decided to attend. The conference is set up so that participants pay only for the… Continue reading Atlanta Writers Conference

My Writing Journey

Why I No Longer Believe in Writer’s Block

Until recently, I believed in the concept of writer's block. Since I was young, I had heard people mention the artistic frustration writers get when they cannot find inspiration for their work and are subsequently unable to write. Writer's block is represented in a scene in Big Fish where Steve Buscemi's character, the poet Norther… Continue reading Why I No Longer Believe in Writer’s Block