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 […]

Focus Friday’s… direction

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days”- Zig Ziglar How do you direct your actions toward a clear goal and produce desired results? When it comes to your writing, regardless of which stage in the process you are currently in, … know your direction i.e., have […]

Focus Fridays … Actions that produce results

“You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.”- Mike Hawkins When I was writing my debut novel, Sans Espoir, I never had a set time for writing. Though now, two years later, I have seen the benefits of having a set time and regular […]