Motivation Monday: The Beginning Is Always Today

It’s Motivation Monday again. We’re two weeks into a brand new year. Question: did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year? If you did, how’s your progress? I cheerfully admit that I’m rubbish at keeping New Year’s resolutions, so I no longer bother. If you’re not a “resolutions” fan either, try this. This Motivation Monday, make every day … Read more

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

Writing Tip For Motivation Monday: The Attention Secret

It’s time for this week’s motivational writing tip. I’m currently rereading Anthony Trollope’s Palliser novels for the umpteenth time, and since many authors are tackling NaNoWriMo, this quote from Trollope’s autobiography is appropriate: “When I have commenced a new book, I have always prepared a diary, divided into weeks, and carried it on for the period which I have allowed … Read more

Writing Process: 4 Tips To Stay Motivated, No Matter What

What’s your writing process? Over past few months, I’ve received messages from writers who’ve lost their motivation. They’re stuck at home. First they’re bored, then depressed. Their motivation to write disappears. One writer said to me: “no one has any money. So even if I finish my book and publish it, it won’t sell.” People do have money and they’re … Read more

Your Writing Business: 3 Ways To Get Back To Business Today

How’s your writing business coping? Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re well: determined to get back to work, no matter what else is happening. I’ve received some messages from writers who fear for their writing business. Worse: they’re horribly stressed. They don’t want to write. One writer said that he hasn’t written anything for a month. Remember … Read more

Confident Writer: 3 Strategies To Build Morale And Positivity

It’s time to become a confident writer. In these days of uncertainty and turmoil, many people feel disoriented and stressed. It’s natural to feel anxious; even scared. However, we’re writers. We communicate. It’s our job (and our privilege) to boost morale and positivity wherever and whenever we can. We can build confidence in ourselves and then, in others. The confident … Read more