I am at my happiest when I'm writing, and I am looking to incorporate even more writing into my life in the coming months.
My latest birthday has been a reminder that writing is inevitably tied to other aspects of my life, for better or worse.
For years, stress prevented me from becoming the writer I wanted to be. In this post, I share some strategies that have worked to minimize stress in my everyday life.
In this post, I discuss setting three goals including 1) Continuing to create content for the organizations I work with now, 2) Identifying more blog-writing opportunities to help expand my portfolio, and 3) Developing a plan for maximizing the potential of Paper Crow Blog.
Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash A couple of years ago, I submitted an essay to an online literary magazine. I received a rejection e-mail from the editor a few months afterwards. Although I felt the usual disappointment at the time that my work was passed on, I've later become grateful for this e-mail. Instead of the typical… Continue reading The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter
Creating a comfortable yet functional writing space can be challenging, but I find having this space has led me to be more productive as a writer.
Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash This week, I reminded myself that I can always fit writing time into my schedule - I just need to look for opportunities as they present themselves. I have also been making an effort to recognize my small successes, as I have a tendency to not recognize gradual improvements when I am… Continue reading My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day
Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash Recently, I created a post (which you can read here) that readers could comment on and leave suggestions for books they recommend. I wanted to compile that list for both myself and for others in case any of you are seeking new titles to read. As I mentioned in the post, I… Continue reading Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)
Photo by Tim Bish on Unsplash One of the most beneficial changes I've made to my life in the past two years was to start participating in writing groups. I have been lucky enough to participate in a couple of groups and cannot recommend them enough for anyone looking to increase their writing productivity! The benefits of joining… Continue reading Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)
Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash Sometimes I find that I have pigeon-holed myself into reading about particular themes and topics. I am looking for a variety of recommendations including essays, longer non-fiction, and fiction. I think it would be fun for readers to leave suggestions for books (and other works like poetry, plays, short stories, etc.) in… Continue reading Know a Good Book? Help Build My (and Others’) To-Be-Read List By Posting in the Comments Section