Posts Tagged "writing encouragment"

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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Surviving Conference Disruption

Surviving Conference Disruption

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Expect it. Yes, at Breathe, you’ll get gifts. You’ll gather more tools for the writing journey. But something else will be present in your Breathe experience: disruption. It may appear in the twist of your stomach. It may be behind thoughts like “Everyone else wants to be a writer?” or “Why are so many ahead of me?” It may rise in a building sense of uncertainty....

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A writer’s prayer

A writer’s prayer

By on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

God…give me guts. Give me guts to open up a can of Rich Mullins: “There’s a fine line of purpose I follow even now.” Give me guts to open up a can of Bruce Barton: “Nothing splendid has been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” Give me guts to open up a can of Harrison Ford: “You keep on going...

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Writing Goals, large and small

Writing Goals, large and small

By on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Establishing a writing career, whether you’re writing your first novel or building up your freelance business, is all about setting goals. Goals give you purpose, establish deadlines, and help you get over the rough patches created by fear, rejection, and plain old laziness. Let’s talk about large goals first. Examples of large goals include: finish my novel by the...

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Life Lessons from Oxford

Life Lessons from Oxford

By on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

After a travelling over 4,000 miles, across five time zones, and one seriously big pond I finally arrived in London. Instead of snapping pictures of iconic double-decker red buses flitting in and out of the Central Bus Terminal at LHR, I was throwing up in a crowded loo. Though slightly green in the face I eventually made it to Oxford, “the city of dreaming spires,”...

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