Writing is an admirable goal. If it’s your dream to write, you can expect to spend many hours in a room by yourself, composing, revising, proofreading—and throwing drafts away. Is it worth isolating yourself? If you had envisioned a dream of book tours with fans lining up to ask you to sign their books after […]
What to Expect
Suspension can be a good thing. Or it can be a bad thing. I’m sure the kayakers pictured would have to agree it’s a bad thing. A very bad thing. All their well-laid plans for an invigorating cruise down a scenic river have ground to a halt. How will they deal with this unexpected challenge? […]
Getting started as a writer–as in any new venture–presents a monumental number of choices. If you’re like most beginning authors, you’ve already begun to research what’s required for your new undertaking. And, like those who have gone before you, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Now that you have those ideas, what are you going to do with them? Who should you write for? Where will you sell them. Should you quit your job and devote full time to writing? These are only a few of the decision you’ll have to make as an author.
Dealing with too many or too few ideas is typically the lot of the author. Either she is bombarded by ideas on every side or is unable to come up with even a single good topic to write about. Usually the former happens when the author is asleep or engaged in other activities. The latter […]
Facing Obstacles It seems to be the expected thing. (No pun intended.) Once you decide to start something new or move forward with a project, something, or someone, will be standing in the wings, waiting to discourage you. Or maybe the opposition will come in the form of obstinate obstacles.