The Writer’s Life


How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer

As part of my “how to stop feeling sorry for yourself” series of articles, I realized that failing as a writer was one of my biggest sources of self-pity. And if I feel like a failure as a writer, I suspect there are other writers who feel the same way. Here are a few tips on how to stop feeling […]

How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer

how to write a nonfiction Christian book proposal

The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract

Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing houses. And – if you want to get your Christian book published – then you need to read sample book proposals until you learn how to write yours right. Here, […]


7 Ways for Extroverts to Increase Their Writing Productivity

Writers with extroverted personality traits tend to spend more time with friends and family – especially when compared to introverts! Here are seven tips for increasing writing productivity for extroverts (although writers with introverted personalities are welcome to use these tips, too 🙂 ). “Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” ~ […]

7 Ways for Extroverts to Increase Their Writing Productivity

How to Start a Writing Group

7 Tips for Starting a Writers’ Group – Writing Alone, Together

Of course you should start a writer’s group – what are you waiting for?! A writers’ group can increase your productivity, inspire you to write more, and motivate you to send your writing to literary agents, magazine editors, and book publishers. When I mentioned my writing group on Twitter, and received several “I wish I belonged to a writers’ group, […]


5 Books to Help You Blossom Into the Woman God Created You to Be

It’s not easy to find the “best self-help books for women” because we all need different things! Here are some of the books that helped me Blossom into the woman God created me to be. I was inspired to write this article by one of my Blossomy readers, who emailed me, saying… “I have been reading a lot of spiritual […]

Best Self-Help Books for Women She Blossoms

Dealing With Discouragement After a Writer’s Conference

4 Tips for Dealing With Discouragement After a Writing Conference

You’re completely normal if you feel discouraged, disappointed, and even depressed after a writing conference! Writing a book and getting published is a long, difficult process — not to mention the hurdles of getting a literary agent, writing a solid book proposal, and even writing your entire novel if you’re a fiction writer. These seven tips for dealing with discouragement […]


The 5 Most Helpful Blogging Workshops at Writers’ Workshops

Should writers’ workshops and conferences offer classes or seminars on starting a blog for writers? Yes! Here are the best blogging workshops for writers who want to use their blog to reach a wider audience. Truth be told, I often leave writers’ workshops and writing conferences feeling a bit deflated. Disappointed, because the road to getting a book published is […]

Blogging Classes for Writers' Workshops

7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writer’s Conference

These tips for a successful writer’s conference will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a roundup of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. First, though, here’s what one writer said: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary Jo Putney. Hmm…I’m insulted […]