Category Archives: Inspiration

Being Flexible – The Next Best Thing to Being Regular

One of the most repeated bits of advice I’ve heard floating around the writing world is to create a schedule for your writing and then stick to it. Having a schedule and a fixed time dedicated to writing mean exactly … Continue reading

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Why do I write? and the “Seed of Light” Award

Lately there have been a lot of writers posting their declarations of why they write on their blogs and other social media.  Not to be one to shun trends, I think it’s a splendid idea to pin down the real … Continue reading

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Podcasts for Writers

Let’s face it, not everyone can attend the various writing conferences and lectures that they would like too.  Either they are too costly or too time consuming.  However, when seeking out interesting and informative lectures and presentations you just can’t … Continue reading

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The Motivation/Burnout Cycle

  If you have ever set goals and then given up on them, then you are already familiar with the vicious Motivation/Burnout Cycle.  It seems nearly universal that people decide to make changes in their life or their work, try … Continue reading

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25 Words a Day

  A fellow writer friend of mine said something recently that caught my attention. She said, “I aim to write at least 25 words a day.  That way I’m not overwhelmed before I start and am far more likely to … Continue reading

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Writer Mom Comic “Interrupted” (Kind of…)

Months ago I started work on the next installation of the Writer Mom comic.  I spent a few hours penciling and inking and was almost done and ready to post.  Then I did the unthinkable – I put it in … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid Writing in a Vacuum

Oh, hello! So glad you came to visit me down here in my vacuum.   Pull up a dust bunny and stay awhile, I love company.  You see, I’ve isolated myself from the world hoping it will free my thinking.  I’ve … Continue reading

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First Ever Writer Mom Comic

I was going to pen a lengthy post all about how perspective can change everything.  Instead I decided to try something new, a comic.   Next time you are feeling unmotivated or unfocused just think – it could be worse! … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Pam Parker “Rejections Can’t Kill You: Fear Something that Can”

Today’s guest post comes from Pam Parker a writer, blogger, and all around interesting woman.  Her blog Finding Meaning With Words is best described with her own tagline: “writing,  life, and the writing life.”    From there you can check … Continue reading

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Interview: Nazia Mallick

Today we travel across the globe to interview Nazia Mallick in New Delhi, India.  Nazia writes professionally for Ode magazine and her blog Tempest Lashed Horizon features her poetry and other works.  When you finish here, go check it out. … Continue reading

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