Posts Tagged ‘writing’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]