Tag: writing process

The Life of an Author with a Full-Time Day Job

Posted February 18, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
The Life of an Author with a Full-Time Day Job

Authoring is hard. Authoring when you work full-time and edit for a few return clients on the side is even harder. Every morning, I get on the light rail to go into work, and I’m filled with thoughts and plans and ideas, high on the fact that I just got 30 minutes of quality writing or […]

On the Comparison Trap

Posted August 13, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
On the Comparison Trap

Listen, writers, we need to talk. As lonely as writing can be, sometimes it can be even lonelier when you see your writing buddies or role models slapping down more words and publishing more successful books than you are. It’s easy to forget we’re unique. That we have circumstances or skills or brains different from […]

How Often Do You Give Yourself a Writing Break?

Posted January 29, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How Often Do You Give Yourself a Writing Break?

  Breaks come in all sorts of forms: the length of a walk, a few hours, a day, a week, months—forever? When was the last time you gave yourself a writing break? It seems odd to discuss writing breaks at the beginning of the year when everyone is pushing hard toward their 2015 goals. But […]

Stop Justifying Your Process and WRITE

Posted November 6, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Stop Justifying Your Process and WRITE

I’ve noticed a trend with writers. And honestly, it’s not just writers, but with bloggers and people in general, but this for YOU, dear writer. No matter what it is you write, this applies to you. Writers spend an awful lot of time justifying their writing process What do I mean by “justifying”? Explaining. Pointing […]