10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1) Writing isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes work and if we’re writing about emotional topics, it can be mentally taxing. The hardest book I’ve written is my latest YA dystopian novel, Charged. It is filled with emotion and tension and difficult situations. In order to write it with some semblance of accuracy on human behavior, I had to emotionalize the story. I had to feel the emotions of the characters, especially Fira. I had to consider how my characters would react with each new piece of knowledge. What do they look like (i.e., facial expressions, hand/arm positions, etc.)? What do they feel? How do they speak? But even though it was hard to write, I’m glad I stuck with the story because stories like these need to be shared. That’s one of the reasons why I write. Another reason is that I'd be an extremely unhappy individual if I didn't. Writing is a compulsion for me....
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Time Management For Writers

Time Management For Writers

Time Management For Writers Are you a writer who struggles with finding time to write and needs a tool to get you started? Well, you're in luck because my ecourse 30 Days to Better Time Management & More Writing is now available in book format! Order today to get your copy! Where can I buy it,  you ask... The ebook version is available for only $5.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other retailers. If you prefer paperback, be sure to check it out on Amazon (buy links at the bottom of the page). But first, you probably want to know what it's about, right? Here's the skinny... Learn how to fine-tune your time management skills so you can make better use of valuable time and get more writing on the page! Want to write but can't seem to find any time in the day to devote to writing? Writing isn't easy. Writers need time to brainstorm ideas, flesh out story plots, create dynamic and interesting characters, craft engaging dialogue,...
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5 Ways I Get Inspired to Write

5 Ways I Get Inspired to Write

5 Ways I Get Inspired to Write One of the questions that readers often ask writers is, how do you get inspired to write? Inspiration to write can come from anywhere, especially in unexpected places and during unexpected times. Writers can wake up inspired by their dreams. They can get inspired walking on nature trails or washing dishes. There are many different ways to get inspired, and the methods aren’t always consistent. Sometimes one way works great one time but doesn’t work the next. And sometimes it works all the time. For me, though, here are my go-to fallbacks in case I’m feeling uninspired. 1. Brainstorming Brainstorming details for a particular story that I’m working on tends to be my best method for coming up with more ideas to get me through the writing process. Whenever the writing stops flowing, I’ll get out my notebook and start posing questions about what happens next. I also find it helpful to keep coming up with new ideas because it...
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