Risk is something not often discussed in the world of writing. It can be risky to become a professional writer. It takes a huge amount of passion and dedication to pursue the world of publishing and the written word. But what about risks when you write? What creative risks do you take? How do you… Continue reading Risks are the Reward
Most of us have probably heard the saying “Teamwork makes the dream work.” And we can all pretty much vouch for the accuracy of that statement. It may feel like writers work in a vacuum. There’s a lot of alone time where it’s you, the page, and the muse. But even that is an important… Continue reading Making the Dream Work
You’re probably reading my post right now with a small frown on your face, wondering what stage fright has to do with writing. The truth is that writers have to be much more public and active with their readers and customers today than they had to even twenty years ago. With the decline of publisher-paid… Continue reading Imagining Underwear (and Other Myths About Stage Fright)
Two steps forward, one step back. That’s the way life seems to work, doesn’t it? You move a little bit forward before getting pushed back by an obstacle or a hardship. For writers, it can feel especially hard. A rejection. An unfinished manuscript. They all seem to stand in the way of moving forward with… Continue reading One Step Forward
We writers tend toward solitude, especially when we work. Writing takes focus and dedication. Becoming a professional writer can be a huge commitment, one that I sometimes treat as seriously as a marriage. It takes work to be a good writer. As such, those of us who were bit by “the writing bug” can find… Continue reading Do They Have a Twelve-Step Program for This?