I started writing this post a while ago, after I read a rash of posts about people quitting their jobs to write. It was always in the most terrible ways, too--they were the "I'm struggling to support my boyfriend because he doesn't work, but he says his 'big break' will come as soon as he … Continue reading Writing is A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Why You Probably Shouldn’t Quit Your Job to Write Your First Novel
First off, I want to make a confession: I signed up for this thing totally on impulse. I really, really wanted to go to a conference this year, but I had missed all the big ones, all the local ones, and all the appropriate ones. So I decided, "Hey, who cares? I just need to … Continue reading The 2015 Boston Writing Workshop: How Was It?
Oh, shoot! Has it really been three weeks since I last posted? I'm awful at this blogging thing. But never fear! I have yet another writing resource that you might have seen already, because it came out weeks ago. But here you go: an interesting guest piece from Writer Beware: Writer Beware®: The Blog: Guest … Continue reading Writer Beware®: The Blog: Guest Post: Want to Become a Better Writer? Stop Writing.
I love advice columns. It's a weakness. I have more than enough of my own problems, but I'll still take 15 minutes out of my day to read about someone else's. And one of my favorite advice columns is Slate.com's Dear Prudence. Last month, they posted a video question from a poet and it drove … Continue reading The Wrong Way to be “Inspired to Write”
Last week, I mentioned how lovely Twitter was for writers. (Well, at least when you're not being spam-blasted.) And it is! There's a wonderful community out there and it's exciting to read about what's working (and not working) for other writers. There's so much you can learn! But it's can also be harrowing. Twitter is … Continue reading It’s Not Just You | The Daily Dahlia
I've been a huge fan of Writer Beware for years and years. So here's their 2014 year in review! Writer Beware®: The Blog: 2014 in Review: The Best of Writer Beware I'll have a more substantial post for next week!
Ahhhh, life. Since it's getting in the way of my writing right now, I'm just going to dump an entertaining link. Here you go! Just like the title says, this is a bunch of agents' opinions on the worst ways to start a novel: The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents … Continue reading The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents – The Write Life