The Writer’s Life
If you think natural talent - the ability to write well - is a personality trait of a successful writer, you'd be wrong. "Talent is cheaper than table salt," says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
Deep down…or maybe even right at the surface where everyone can see…you wish you were a writer. A real writer. But how do you overcome those feelings of not being good enough? Good news! I have three tips to help you overcome those “I’m not good enough to be a writer” demons.
Halloween is a fantastic source of blog traffic and opportunities to find readers – if you can think of things to write about. These eight ideas for blog posts and magazine articles at Halloween won't keep you in suspense!
How do you write good magazine articles, books and blog posts when you’re stressed about money? The short answer is that you can’t. Financial stress destroys your creativity, productivity, and energy. These tips for dealing with financial stress as a freelance writer will decrease your anxiety, increase your creativity, and encourage you to keep writing.
Good news! If your writing has been rejected multiple times by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents, then you’re a real writer. You're in the game! The bad news is that you may feel too discouraged, disappointed and disheartened to keep writing. You're tempted to kick yourself out of the game.