Even the swankiest of office supplies aren’t what really help my writing. It’s the intangibles.
Alex and I spent an afternoon soaking in the strangeness of Forks, Washington and the beauty of Ruby Beach.
In the last two months, my creativity has wilted. COVID has inched its way into my world, a garden pest that latches onto one part of my life and drains energy away from the other parts. Luckily, like many things in life, I’ve found that with a little extra attention, my creativity has begun to perk back up.
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.
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 focused on biggerContinue reading “My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day”
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 often fall intoContinue reading “Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)”
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 a writing groupContinue reading “Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)”
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 the comments sectionContinue reading “Know a Good Book? Help Build My (and Others’) To-Be-Read List By Posting in the Comments Section”
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently began seeking opportunities to expand my writing portfolio. The theme of this blog is “Living a Life of Writing,” a phrase which summarizes my goal of spending more time focused on my writing. One way I hope to achieve this goal is to eventually transition intoContinue reading “Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations”