Writing a novel requires an enormous amount of time, energy, and emotion. These can all be difficult to muster up when you work full-time at another job. Still, working full-time should not be a deterrent to pursuing the goal of writing a novel! Here are 5 tips for writing a novel while working full-time:
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:
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.
Summer is a wonderful time of the year, the weather is (usually) fantastic, there are a myriad of interesting events, and life feels slower. During this time, it can be easy to fall into a writing slump. Here are three ways I deal with a summer writing slump:
Writers require a number of skills to enable them to do their best work. This is the second in a series titled, Essential Writer Skills that will focus on the specialized abilities writers should develop, and some techniques to hone these skills.