Tag: writing process

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 […]

Writing Is a Mental Game

Posted September 4, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Writing Is a Mental Game

Yup. I’ll say this forever and ever: writing is a mental game After writing 500 words per weekday in July, I developed a block. Something about reaching 500 words became a chore. I stopped as soon as I reached it. I dropped the number to 400 words per weekday at the beginning of August, and you know what happened […]

Why Your Writing Habits Are Stifling Your Creative Potential

Posted July 31, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why Your Writing Habits Are Stifling Your Creative Potential

“Creative potential” is such a frightening and jargon-y word, isn’t it? But here’s what it comes down to: Developing writing habits can be bad Okay. Let’s stop and rewind here. I’ve talked about why knowing your default writing mode increases your productivity. I’ve told you how to set up your own writing habit. And those are still […]

My Writing Process — Blog Tour

Posted July 14, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Amanda's words
My Writing Process — Blog Tour

So I’ve been tagged by Kelly Apple, my partner in crime in too many activities to count (but writing is one of them), for a blog tour on my writing process. I shall answer the questions—all four of them—but in typical party pooper fashion (as I am wont to do), I’m not tagging anyone else. […]