Tag: writing mindset

What Are Your Writing Excuses?

Posted March 20, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
What Are Your Writing Excuses?

Let me quote the almighty Chuck Wendig on whether you’re doing writing wrong: If you talk, tweet, think or write about writing more than you actually write: doin’ it wrong. What are YOUR excuses for not writing? The ones I hear the most go like this: I would, but… …I don’t write very well …I […]

Stop Using the F-Word: FAIL

Posted February 20, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Stop Using the F-Word: FAIL

I dare you to go a day without using the word “fail” or “failure” to describe something you do. Fail has crept into daily use, where our first reaction to a problem or conflict is to call it a fail. Haven’t read a popular book yet? Reader fail. Haven’t gotten to write your book yet? Writer […]

Why the Easiest Advice Is Also the Hardest

Posted December 5, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why the Easiest Advice Is Also the Hardest

“Just sit down and write” is one piece of advice budding writers hear a lot of. And it’s easy. I mean, just write. Right? Wrong. Because it can take a lot to sit yourself down in front of the computer and write. In theory, it’s easy to sit down and write. You only have to […]