Writing or any pursuit can be lonely if we allow the lack of support from our loved ones to taint it. Look to the ‘strangers’ out there who champion you. The unexpected ones can be the best cheerleaders.
Writing and running – a strange combination? Yes, if you insist on doing both at the same time. Otherwise running helps prevent writer’s butt and shows us how to be better writers. Honestly.
Television isn’t writing’s enemy. Used effectively, TV can enhance your writing. Turn your TV set on and be blown away by the clever writers who create some of it.
My novel refuses to fit in the box. It wants to be many genres. No amount of squishing helps. What to do? Write a post and add cat pictures, of course.
Music is all around us. For me it has been the foundation of my life, in the good and bad. Sit back, stick some tunes on, and make a soundtrack to your life.
Writing blips; the pesky times when we can’t write, don’t want to or can’t. If this guide doesn’t get you through, at least you had a distraction.
Our mums teach us life lessons. Mine taught me many that I hold close, after her death. She taught me how to fight and keep going. That’s why I’m facing a new challenge.
Nothing is ever wasted. Yes, really. Even those hours watching reality TV, stuffing your face or writing terrible first drafts. Chalk it all down to experience.