We all experience moments where your brain shuts down and you can’t write another word. Some call it writer’s block, others call it laziness.
What happens when you sit down, see that cursor, and want to shut down and reboot your brain in safe-mode? Writer’s block happens to everyone. It creeps in when you’re least expecting it and you find you’re at a total loss, wishing you could write just one more paragraph without pulling out your hair.
In a waking moment, I decided to write daily for 30 days. I desired to be the titular hero in my writing adventure. In other words, the novel won’t write itself.
Most wannabe writers dabble in their novel or book. It’s your longing to finally have that finished manuscript but periodically spending a few minutes you feel it won’t ever happen. Do you resonate with that? I know I did, for years!
If you’ve ever attempted to write a book, you know the daunting and terrifying Prospect it is to finish. If you’ve ever finished your book, you know that deep inside you can do it and the next book becomes easier.
In today’s episode, I’m talking about educating yourself in the craft of writing. I’m going to share my secrets with you on what I do to educate myself and how you can use the same methods to take your craft to the next level.
Listen to episode: (0:31:50)
If you’ve ever sat down to write a book, you know the thought and effort that goes into writing. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to not get side tracked. And then there are all those rules!
We all know about the rules of writing. You’ve read blog post after blog post, book after book, and it all can become clouded and confusing. I’ve done the work for you. Now you don’t have to read anything else other than this post.
Have you ever wondered how to take your message to the next level? Do you wonder what is the point of using all of these social media accounts when I can’t focus on them all? Maybe you’re wondering, how do I get more eyeballs to look at my stuff online.
In today’s episode, I want to peel back the layers of what I’m doing to take my message to the next level. How I’m using Instagram and video as a new strategy. I also want to give you a lesson I’ve learned in writing what we read.
Listen to episode: (00:42:14)
Have you dreamed of writing your own book, getting it designed, and ready for sale? Maybe you have the dream but struggle with getting the content together.
I get it, not knowing where to begin handicaps a lot of writers. Maybe you’re consistent with your blog, but writing a book seems like a daunting task. A behemoth mountain you’re not sure you can climb just yet. But, did you know you can write an ebook in 10 minutes without spending lots of money?
In this weeks “Writer’ s Minute.”
So many people today try and find their calling by searching the internet for answers. But I have news for you… you can’t! I was watching a rerun of “Supergirl” and she was looking for a new job within CatCo. The problem, she was looking for answers on the internet. Supergirl’s boss, Cat Grant, said, “You can’t search for your calling on the internet.”
As writers, we have the obligation to communicate in a way that people will understand. We are always seeking out what truth is and how can we communicate that truth.
When you put pen to paper, are you asking yourself the question what is it I’m trying to say? Do you know the message that God has put on your heart?
Listen to episode: (00:32:21)
On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. That day became the start of the great American experiment. Our nation’s fathers understood one thing, write for future generations!
When I look at the wording in the Declaration, I see heart, passion, and tears poured into that one document. It stands as a testament to hard work, ingenuity, and dedication to the work at hand.
For years you’ve had this dream of finally writing the book of your dreams, getting it published, and becoming the next New York Times Bestseller. You sit down to write, make some real progress this time, but you can’t move forward? Sound like you?
This feeling of being stuck and not getting the book written is a story most writer’s tell me. Truth to tell, I’ve had writers tell me they’re shocked at how many words I write a year. I write over 100,000 words a year, just on this blog. That isn’t counting what I do for other organizations or my own books.