Try These 3 Spotify Playlists to Bring Excitement Back to Your Writing Life

Saturday, June 22, 2019

I have a confession—I can’t stand writing or working in silence. It drives me absolutely bonkers. However, I can’t listen to super distracting music either, or nothing gets done. So to please my ears and my work ethic, I listen to hand-picked writing music. In this post, I’m sharing 3 of my favorite writing playlists for whatever writing mood you’re in. These playlists will keep you engaged and writing all night long.

How I Organize My Life Using The Erin Condren Petite Planner

Saturday, June 8, 2019

When you have a ton of priorities, life can be hectic. I by no means have the busiest life, but I aim to fill my days with things that will help me become the person I want to be. There anything with this, except there is only so many hours in the day. With limited time after work, it is important for me to structure my evenings in a way that lets me be productive and feel good about myself.

In this blog post, I’m taking a break from my general writing content to discuss how I organize my life to be the most productive using the Erin Condren Petite Daily Planner.

How to Use Myers-Briggs Types to Create Characters

Saturday, May 25, 2019

We have all been there. You have a main character and a plot perfectly crafted and organized. You sit down to write your initial draft, and you realize your main character needs to have friends, mentors, family, and enemies with well-crafted personalities that leap from the page. You want to stay away from developing a flat character, but how do you do this quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to writing?

The answer to this scenario is to use Myers-Briggs personality types.

3 Ways to Beat Impostor Syndrome

Saturday, April 13, 2019

I struggle with impostor syndrome.

On this blog, I work hard to be positive and provide helpful tips for writers. I desire to have an air of expertise to convey authority on the subjects I’m speaking about. Because of this need, I don’t talk about my writing insecurities often, but I deeply struggle with impostor syndrome.

Fountain of Youth

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Julie stands on the desolate sidewalk, staring at her feet. Even though it is midday, the sidewalk is barren, except for Julie who is pondering her life decisions while continuing to stare at her toes. The rattling sound of a trolley car on an abandoned track breaks her from her trance. The trolley cars are only dragged out for an overpaying resident or tourist, “who want the full effect of town,” making them a rare sight. She looks up and squints her eyes to see an old wooden trolley car, covered in cracking paints in various pastels. It clearly has been sitting in a city yard for a while, aging in silence. In the center of the trolley car’s paint job is a fresh sticker proclaiming, “You’re Next!” To Julie’s dismay, the second line says, “Forever Young.”

Do Blue Light Glasses Work? A Writer's Perspective

Saturday, March 30, 2019

I took the plunge two weeks ago and purchased my first pair of blue light blocking glasses on Amazon for $20. The Cyxus blue light glasses had the highest reviews on Amazon, but there was a large disparity between reviews. Either they were life-changing, or ineffective at best. Blue light glasses are all the buzz right now, but I’ve always asked, “Do they really work?” In order to answer this question for myself, I committed to wearing blue light glasses over the course of one week at work and at home.

5 Easy Ways for Writers to Practice Self-Care

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Everyone needs to participate in self-care, including writers. Grinding away on your work-in-progress every day, while also dealing with life can be mentally and physically straining. Since most writers write on the side, I believe it is even more important for us to participate in self-care because we have so much on our shoulders. In this blog post, I’m outlining five easy ways you can practice self-care to keep yourself refreshed and writing.
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