Hello, friends! I haven’t blogged in five months and decided I needed to change the format a bit. I am mostly changing the mood of this page and its purpose. I want it to be for writers and readers alike, particularly sensitive souls like myself. I have renamed the blog Shelter for Sensitive Souls. It will still consist of Motivation Monday quotes and Writing Wednesday prompts, though the prompts will now be geared toward personal development rather than fiction writing. I will also be adding Sanctuary Saturdays, which will consist of life reflections on various topics that I hope many can relate to. These topics will include marriage, mental health, faith, and art, among others. I hope you enjoy the new format. ❤
Beating Writers Block
Hello, friends! I just wanted to share this great post by Christina Tarabochia on beating writers block. Happy writing! ❤
Fun with Bitstrips.com
Sometimes we find motivation in unexpected places. What finally unlocked the ability to work on my next novel was creating my characters on bitstrips.com and putting them in a scene. 🙂
**Update: Since this post, Bitstrips went viral and turned into a different platform, and my little comic strip with my novel characters in it no longer exists. :’( Oh, well!
Are You Ready to Be a Published Author?
My post on Suite T is live! I hope you’ll find it motivational. Thank you for reading!
Finding Your Voice as a Writer: Video Blog
How to Get Unstuck
You have a project you love, but have negative time to devote to it. Whenever you manage to scrape a few minutes together to work on it, all you do is stare at the screen. Does this sound like you? If so, I totally want to be friends, because this is me almost every day. As a writer with a day job that takes a lot of creative energy, I’m usually too drained to focus on my personal projects when I get home in the evenings. However, there’s one thing that tends to work…
Write something completely different.
I have no idea why this works, but if you write something completely different–something you don’t intend to polish, something utterly ridiculous–it makes every other kind of writing easier.
Are you stuck as you try to work on a personal writing project today? If so, try writing about a giraffe that got stuck in an office building. By the time you’re done, the giraffe will be the only one who’s stuck.
I heart you, Funny Friday.
So You Want to Write a Novel
Best. Video. Ever. 🙂 Hooray for Funny Friday!!