Kathyrn Graves

The Power of Invisible

Sometimes a writer needs to disappear. Right now I have two big projects going at the same time. My phone keeps beeping, my family needs to eat, the papers pile up on the coffee table, and I don't have any clean clothes to put on. All these distractions crowd into my mind while I'm trying… Continue reading The Power of Invisible

Karen Jordan

Writing Life Survivor Tips

Once again, I’m struggling with some setbacks in a few areas of my life, like some writing projects, my exercise program, and a few others that I won’t mention on this forum. And I needed to read this article again myself. So, I thought I’d share it with my StoryWriting Studio friends. Hope it encourages you, too.

How do you deal with setbacks and discouragement in your life?

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Photo/KarenJordanHow do you endure setbacks in your writing life? If you’ve embraced writing for publication, you’ve probably faced discouraging obstacles in your journey.

I’ve also faced a few stumbling blocks in other areas of my life, such as my health. After every health or family crisis, I struggle to get back on track with my exercising and walking program.

I discovered my desperate need for exercise after a minor foot injury last summer. As I climbed the very first hill on an asphalt trail near my home, my heart raced. I resisted the temptation to sit down at first. And by the time I made it to the top of that hill, I felt like I’d been walking over an hour. As I plodded on, in pain, the trail leveled. But I continued to struggle with each new hill.

Since I carried my camera, I paused several times to capture an…

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Mary May Larmoyeux, Uncategorized

3 Tips for Writers

by Mary May Larmoyeux What have you learned over the years about writing? What have you learned from others? I've learned that the craft of writing is a lot of hard work. And most of what I've learned has been passed on to me by others. Not too long ago I read a quote by… Continue reading 3 Tips for Writers

Mary May Larmoyeux, Uncategorized

What Magazine Editors Want to Know

by Mary May May Larmoyeux I'm a life-long learner. What about you? And I just finished watching this 20-minute interview with magazine editors Brian Klems (Writer's Digest) and Laura Pepper Wu (The Write Life Magazine). My favorite tip was given by Brian. It was about how to break into writing for a new magazine (given… Continue reading What Magazine Editors Want to Know

Anita Agers Brooks

Top 10 Writing Tips from World Famous Authors

Ever wonder how the greats succeed? This YouTube video shares 10 top writing tips from world-famous authors. If it worked for them, it can work for you. Be encouraged my friends! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIGZEBmBUk Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips from World Famous Authors

Anita Agers Brooks

Tips for Better Writing Video

This week's Wordless Wednesday video -- Tips for Better Writing. Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky. She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching… Continue reading Tips for Better Writing Video

Anita Agers Brooks

How Input Affects Output

I felt it sneak around the edges of my concentrated efforts. My lashes blinked faster. My lids now fought when I struggled to lift them off my eyes. A light sheet of brain-fog settled over my mind. Afternoon fatigue had arrived. And it threatened to keep me from writing the scene on the screen before… Continue reading How Input Affects Output