Focus Fridays… Artwork

As writers, you spend so much time focusing on aspects of writing and your WIP, but how much time do you actually devote contemplating your cover art? Sure, you or your publisher may higher an illustrator/ designer, but it’s your story and you will know what best represents the theme of your book. Your book […]

Focus Fridays…juggling responsibilities

“It’s not about ‘having time’. It’s about making time.” – Unknown For many of you writers, writing may not be your full time career. You probably have a regular job, some of you are advancing education, others have children or even aged parents to care for. So the question arises, how do you create a balance? […]

Focus Fridays… dealing with writer’s block

“Nothing will work unless you do”- Maya Angelou Hey #writingcommmunity, do you ever get writer’s block? And if so, how do you deal with it? That was the question I posted on Twitter a couple of days ago and received some great tips and ideas. (Thank you Twitter #writingcommmunity!) First of all, what is ‘writer’s […]

Focus Fridays… getting started

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”- Mark Twain As discussed last week, for writers, daydreaming is part the job. Spending time in your thoughts comes with the territory. But how do you start putting ‘pen to paper’? One great way to start is by scheduling. Why is it important? This is the initial […]

Focus Fridays… incorporating writing into your day

“The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus “- Alexander Graham Bell How do you bring your work to a focus? Last week’s Focus Fridays mentioned effectively using your available time. What does that mean for writers? What are some ways you can make good use of your time? One way that […]