The Extreme Discomfort of the Middle

The Extreme Discomfort of the Middle

The middle is the absolute worst place to be; in writing, in creating, in editing. But it is also the best place to be. This is truly the way to tell if you love what you do. If in the centre, in the in-between, you still love what you do – then you know you truly are meant to be doing it.

The feeling of twisting angst, and resistance that you feel while in the midst of creating can be a difficult feeling to overcome. Here are three ways to deal with the extreme discomfort of the middle:

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Friday Favourites – Young Adult Novels

Friday Favourites - Young Adult

It seems like books classified as ‘Young Adult’ often get a bad rap. It is easy to dismiss young people as naive and idealistic, and sadly, many do, but I often find teenagers to be well informed, engaged, and that they offer an interesting perspective. And the stories written for, by, and about this age group, are no less meaningful and important. Here are a few of my favourite young adult novels:

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Friday Favourites – Authorpreneurs

Friday Favourites - Authorpreneurs

In today’s edition of Friday Favourites, I’ll be discussing my favourite ‘authorpreneurs’. For those who don’t know, ‘authorpreneur’ is a term to describe authors, who are often, though not always Indies, who also consider themselves entrepreneurs. For those of us in the indie author market, being entrepreneurial comes with the territory. Here are three authorpreneurs who I have found very inspiring, and who I think continually contribute value to the indie community.

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3 Self-Care Tips For Writers

3 Self-Care Tips For Writers

Writers are an intriguing sort of person. To an outsider, we look solitary; creatures of quiet contemplation. But we know, when we’re writing, that we are surrounded, and filled with the voices and lived stories of a myriad of people – our characters. Still, to be so wholly absorbed in an activity, especially one that exists outside of reality, means that writers need to spend some time practicing self care.

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Friday Favourites: Cover Art

 

Friday Favourites - Cover ArtWe’ve all heard the adage to ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’, but these days, cover art is such an important aspect of producing a written work, that it’s impossible not to judge books by their cover art. And there are some SERIOUSLY beautiful covers out there. This edition of Friday Favourites will discuss my most recent favourites, and it was quite difficult to limit myself to only five choices:

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