Category: Writing Life

8 Tips on Avoiding Eye Strain for Writers

Ugh. The schedule for writing my weird west serial, Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer, has been truly insane. I expected the back pain, the headaches, and the mental anguish that comes along with hours spent behind a computer screen every day, but there…

NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: Why Write?

Once again, NaNoWriMo fast approaches. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran, I aim to help you get the best experience as possible with my NaNoWriMo Boot Camp. I myself won’t be participating this year; I will traveling to…

Public Speaking as a Writer

As a writer who not only speaks publicly about writing, but also organizes writing workshops and seminars as part of her day job, it always amazes me what sorts of things writers think others in their field want to hear about.…

How natural talent ruins writing careers

Natural talent ruins writing careers? I just read an article, and it really changed the way I think of my writing, and my overall productivity in general. The article in question is The Atlantic’s “Why Writer’s are the Worst Procrastinators“, which expounded…

Writing Tasks vs. Writing Goals

Last week, I published the article Setting Realistic Writing Goals, where I talked about my new writing philosophy: having smaller writing ‘goals’ in order to be more productive. I was chatting with a writing friend about the article, and we…

setting realistic writing goals

One of the most difficult parts of establishing your writing routine is setting realistic writing goals and making measurable progress every day (or week, if you don’t write every day). Just because you’re sitting down in front of your computer does…