Category: Writing

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 […]

Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Posted November 27, 2018 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Self-Care for Writers with Day Jobs

Writing can be hard. And when you have a non-writing job that pays your bills, finding the time and energy to sit down and get words down can be challenging. I get it. I’m right there with you. I mean, I’ve been thinking about writing this post on self-care for writers for at least a […]

How to Write While Working Full-Time

Posted January 24, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How to Write While Working Full-Time

Trying to squeeze writing into your day when you work full-time is tough. I know because it’s my constant battle. But here are a few easy steps you can take to win the epic fight. (Or you know, just write.) 1. Get intimate with your schedule Learn it. Get a feel for it. When you understand […]