Posts Tagged "the writing life"

Why I Never Would Have Written If Not for Goals By Cynthia Beach

Why I Never Would Have Written If Not for Goals By Cynthia Beach

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I love the idea of writing. Yet daily I resist it. With a heap of discouragement from my not-so-friendly Critic, my typical resistance routine goes like this: Cynthia: Gosh, now’s a good time to write. The Critic:  Write? Nah. What about all those rejections? Why don’t you do something useful instead like clean the lint out of the dryer vent? Cynthia: [She veers...

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4 Places to Find Direction for Your Writing in 2015

4 Places to Find Direction for Your Writing in 2015

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A couple years ago, I was discouraged and lacking direction for my writing. It was December, and I felt like I hadn’t made much progress over the past year. So I sat down with my calendar and a sheet of paper, and I started to write down all the positive things I could think of for my writing that had happened in the past 12 months. My list was longer than I...

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Banishing Writer’s Insecurity

Banishing Writer’s Insecurity

By on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

 Attending a writer’s conference can be one of the most exciting, encouraging, and anxiety-filled experiences. When I attended my first writing conference, a little over four years ago, I walked around the conference silently praying, “Please, God, don’t let anyone ask me what I write or where I’ve been published.” It seemed that everyone else knew exactly what they...

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Find the Time, Space, and Inspiration you need to Write

Find the Time, Space, and Inspiration you need to Write

By on Mar 28, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

At last year’s Breathe Conference Erin Bartels gave a stellar workshop on how to carve out the time and space you need to write effectively. Yesterday Erin posted on The Creative Penn blog about being an intentional writer. Specifically, about how writers are like athletes (really!). Here’s an excerpt and a link. Well worth the read. -Andy R. The power...

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Holding your breath? It’s time to let it out.

Holding your breath? It’s time to let it out.

By on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

“How long can you hold your breath?” The other day I saw a short portion of a TV show where the host asked this question as he proceeded to jump into a pool. Ironically, it has something to do with how long you’ll live. Curious, I held my breath, knowing that my lung capacity was likely not as good as his. As a child, I never learned to swim, partly because I was...

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