Why Sharing Your #NotSoPerfectWritingLife Helps Other Writers #MondayBlogs

#notsoperfectlife #writing

Writing is not easy. If you have ever found yourself forcing out a few words, whilst listening to a crowd of negative voices in your head or staring miserably at 1567 glorious words you wrote yesterday, which now read like utter drivel, you will understand. Social media doesn’t help. There are days when it feels […]

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8 Signs You’re Not Ready To Quit Writing #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writer

You have your reasons for quitting writing; it’s too hard, you’ve come to the conclusion your writing is unlikely to bring you fame and fortune, nobody wants to read your work or even your best tweed writer jacket no longer fits you. They all seem like great reasons to quit. The only problem is that […]

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Why Supportive Writing Friends Are Like Lighthouses #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

  There are times when writing is similar to sailing a small boat, across a stormy sea at night. Think of your little boat as your creative project and the angry sea being a mixture of your emotions, your recent literary experiences and your writer demons. You are in total darkness, desperately clinging onto something […]

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The 5 Stages of ‘I Have Got To Keep Going!’ #MondayBlogs #MondayMotivation

  There are some creative projects which bring you to your knees, force you to question your motives, present you with obstacles and make you want to run away. I am trying to tell myself that these are special projects and perhaps I should view them as gifts….that keep on giving! Sigh! There are 5 […]

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The Writer’s Prayer #MondayBlogs #Writers #AmWriting

  Every writer will, at some point in their literary journey, experience one of those dark days where their head is overcrowded with demons, their draft novel sucks and everyone on Twitter is tweeting about their amazing literary successes. When this happens the true writer knows that quitting is not an option. Being creative is […]

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Getting Back on Your Writing Bike Makes You Stronger #writers #writing

I have fallen off my writing bike a couple of times during these past few weeks. All sorts of writing related issues can send you flying off your writing bike; crisis of confidence, rejection, fear of failure etc. Coming off can result in you storming off out of the living room, slamming a door, having […]

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How to Stop Being a Lazy Writer #writers #AmWriting

  Ever had one of those mornings where you struggle to get out of bed and all your plans of having a ‘writing day’ go out of the window? So when you find yourself enjoying the delights of a warm bed, moaning about how tired you feel and coming up with 100 excuses for not […]

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8 Wonderful Affirmations For Blogging #BloggingGals #Bloggers

Blogging can be hard, frustrating and at times something which makes you think ‘why do I bother?’ A positive mindset is vital. It is something which will get you through the Negative Nancy days; when your blog stats flatline, your ideas for posts run dry and you see nothing but typos in things that have […]

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How To Stay Positive When Writer Friends Quit Writing #writers #writerslife

  Writer friends are special human beings. They understand your creative side, share your writing passion and know all about the emotional turmoil that goes hand in hand with writing a book. You share work, give each other feedback and talk writing. Bliss! This shared understanding forges a deep bond between you both, especially if […]

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Things To Do When Your Blogging Stats Look Bad #BloggingGals #Bloggers

  Ever groaned at the sight of your blog stats? Do they look like they are flatlining? Don’t despair! Take action: Stay positive – could be a blip.Β It could very well be a blogging blip. These blips in stats are sent to try us bloggers. Keep calm and carry on. View blogging in the same […]

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