Tag: writing preparation

Inspiration Is Everywhere: Learn to Stretch Your Brain

Posted February 27, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Inspiration Is Everywhere: Learn to Stretch Your Brain

This post is a challenge to mine your everyday life for ideas Telling you “Inspiration is everywhere!” won’t magically make it easy to find ideas (if only), but you might be surprised where you can find your next idea. Here are a few places you can find inspiration: 1. Dreams I have weird dreams. My […]

Crush Your Writing Slump With Minimum and Maximum Goals

Posted January 2, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Crush Your Writing Slump With Minimum and Maximum Goals

WRITING SLUMP SMASH! Ahem. Imagine this: You’ve been writing feverishly, and putting down words has been easy. Until the slump—the dreaded writing slump—hits. Every word feels like pulling teeth. You struggle. You hate. Your writing goal looms over you, taunting you, reminding you how little you’re achieving. And everything within you is ready to give […]

Outlines: Helpful, Not Useless

Posted July 11, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Outlines: Helpful, Not Useless

Remember grade school English classes? I don’t know about you, but I always found the drafting process excruciating. I’m the type of person who sits down at the computer and writes. I’m too impatient to develop a detailed outline; I just want to dive in and write. But there are a couple flaws in that […]