One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius Are you ready to tap into your creative genius and get more writing done? Would you like to sit down to write and be rewarded with a fountain of ideas that never runs dry? Many writers, especially aspiring writers, are afraid they’re not creative enough to write a novel. They think that if they were meant to write, they’d have ideas coming out of their ears and that they’d be able to write easily and effortlessly. The writing would flow. And the ideas would keep coming in one after another. Because of this belief, many of these writers don’t even try. Or they do try it out, discover it’s a lot harder than they thought, and then give it up. If a writer thinks he’s not creative enough, he may be right. But he’s only taking into account his current abilities. He may not feel creative today, but if he devotes time to it, he’ll...
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6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers

6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers

6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers Oh, the joys of working with a computer… Last week, I was reminded just how frustrating working with computers can be. So, naturally I got the idea to share with you some practical computer tips for writers. If you’re a writer and you find yourself wanting to pull your hair out because your computer is such a jerk, then here are some practical tips to help you out... 1. Save Often! Saving our writing files is one area where it’s okay to be a little obsessive. Imagine you’re in the zone. The writing is flowing, the scene is heating up (maybe it’s an intense fight scene), and you’re pleased with the words that are coming out. But then as you type your thousandth word, your computer crashes. You gasp. Your heart races as you sit frozen in your chair, unable to take a breath for fear it’ll confirm that you’ve lost it all. Your eyes dart nervously across the blank screen....
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Online Newsletter – October 2017

Online Newsletter – October 2017

Online Newsletter - October 2017 Feature Article - Don't Give Up!   Being a writer is hard. Sitting down to write when we have thread-bare confidence in our writing abilities is a challenge. When the self-doubt settles in and no matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to think of anything intelligent to write about or intelligent ways to express our thoughts or stories, it can get discouraging.   But hang in there.   One of the main reasons why we struggle so much is that we just lack confidence in our abilities. Gaining confidence though is relatively easy. I talk a lot about studying the craft of writing. And I do that because of how much it has impacted my ability to write.   I’ve been a writer since the fourth grade. But it wasn’t until recently that I started feeling more confident about my novel writing abilities. There’s a special talent one must possess to be a great storyteller. And thankfully, that talent can be learned....
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