Tag Archives: #AmWriting

5 Ways Writers Can Take Care of Themselves

Blogger’s Note: Due to the holiday season, this blog will be on hiatus until Monday, January 8, 2018. Friday finally arrived. Christmas was ten days away, and quite frankly, work had kept me on my toes and my mind constantly engaged. Long story short, I was pooped and wanted nothing more to go home and ...continue reading

5 Ways for Writers to Restore Balance in Life

It’s that time of year. Christmas is 14 days away. I’m also on a deadline for my next novel. My day job has been crazy. Long story short, I’m feeling a tad on the burned-out side. Sound familiar? Even without the complications of Christmas, burnout can happen, especially if you work full time, write, and ...continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Learning About Writing

Have you ever had a phone conversation that changed your life and in a good way? I did. It happened on a hot July day in 2012. By that point, I rode a high that came from knowing my book would come out with a traditional publisher later in the year. Davis Bunn, one of ...continue reading

5 Ways to Have Discipline in Writing

Lisa Shearin, who is a very accomplished urban fantasy writer, and I shared a fence for five years. One day, we chatted over that four-foot wooden structure. Since we were both writers—she published by that time and I an aspiring writer—we talked about how long it took her before she received her first writing contract. ...continue reading