Author: Amanda Shofner

Inspiration Is Everywhere: Learn to Stretch Your Brain

Posted February 17, 2022 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Inspiration Is Everywhere: Learn to Stretch Your Brain

This post was originally published on February 27, 2014, and was updated January 19, 2022. 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 […]

4 Benefits of NOT Writing Alone

Posted February 3, 2022 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
4 Benefits of NOT Writing Alone

This post was originally published March 27, 2014, and was updated January 19, 2022. Writing is an incredibly lonely and isolating activity. It’s just you, your words, and your thoughts. And if you’re anything like me, not all your thoughts are positive. That’s why it’s dangerous to write alone. And no, I’m not talking about […]

Write in Six Words. Write Better.

Posted January 20, 2022 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Write in Six Words. Write Better.

This post was originally published June 27, 2013, and updated on January 19, 2022. Getting better at writing can be as fun and as easy as writing in six words. Yes, really! A few years ago, a friend introduced me to the book Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and […]

When it all goes sideways

Posted February 14, 2019 by Amanda Shofner in So this is my life.
When it all goes sideways

This isn’t the post I intended to write this week. It is the post I need to write, though. You see, when they talk about a “week from hell” that’s exactly what this week has felt like. Messy and slow commutes due to weather nearly every single day. My smartphone permanently dying. Feeling like the […]