Writer’s Block and How to Overcome It

The short answer to overcoming writer’s block is to just write. It may appear to be more complicated than that, but I can assure you that it’s not. See, the thing that you need to understand about writer’s block is that it relies on the writer’s self-deception in order to exist. Steven Pressfield, author of […]

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Reasons for Writing Ahead

I participated in NaNoWriMo during 2010 and 2011. In 2010, I crashed at burned at 38,000 words and change. In 2011, I crossed the finish line at just over 50,000 words (the standard benchmark). In both cases, I ended up with a horrendously disorganized collection of material, nowhere near ready for publication. What I learned […]

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Creativity vs. The Dark Side

Every day, I find myself struggling with temptation to go back to  old ways of doing things. I find myself wanting to go pick up some fast food and some ice cream. I find myself wanting to spend every spare second laying around and sleeping. I find myself wanting to mindlessly surf the internet with […]

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Learning to Play the Piano Has Improved My Writing Experience

Recently, I’ve been working on several new books. I have found that being a writer requires a healthy creative diet. Staying inspired is easier said than done. I can force myself to write even if I’m not inspired, but I don’t produce my best material on those days. I took piano lessons in junior high […]

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