Three Reasons Why I Write

http://kbsurf.com/test/wp-admin/ I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic they discussed centered around why we as writers, well…write. It seems like such a simple question and yet it can really make one stop and think But the way the host approached it was this: come up with three reasons that you write. Then whittle […]

NaNoWriMo Day 13: Taking Chances

http://kseniapphotography.ca/blog/ Day 13: During Nano, it’s all about taking chances. To provide motivation to writers to continue their writing journey. But in order to do so, one must lay it all on the line. Stick their neck out. Be willing to put a piece of themselves out to the world. Be a taking chances turtle Like the […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 12

follow site Day 12: We’re nearing the halfway mark of our month long writing marathon. And if you’re like me, the sun, moon, and stars have not aligned properly every day, making it a challenge to get to those 1,667 words each day. Most days I’ve hit at least 1,000 words, but mostly I fail to make […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 10

Day 10: Fear. It’s the other four letter F-word. It’s a word that prevents dreams from materializing and has brought down nations. But what if fear has been receiving a bad rap for all these years? It can be a powerful motivator, both good and bad. But what makes it bad for some, while good […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 9

Day 9: So if you’ve been able to keep up with your word count, you should be around the 15,000 word mark. As of right now, I sit at 10,457 words. I’m a bit behind the eight ball, but I’m not really worried about it. Why? Because while I’m going to do my best to […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 7

Day 7: Today’s quote isn’t from a writer, but from one of the forefathers in business and entrepreneurship. Someone who knows how to keep going when things start to fray at the edges. Henry Ford knew what it took to fall down, lag behind, but pick himself up and keep moving. That kind of perseverance […]

Four Must Haves for Your NaNoWriMo Sanity First Aid Kit

It’s here! It’s here! NaNoWriMo 2017! The last few days I’ve shared some tips and questions to help you get in the right frame of mind to start this marathon writing adventure. In case it isn’t obvious, I love NaNoWriMo. A bunch of writers getting together virtually, or physically if you have an active local […]

Eight Tips to Getting the Words in for NaNoWriMo

Daily word count is the bedrock of NaNoWriMo. Here are some tips to making sure you meet that count each day. You’ve asked yourself some basic questions about your story (see what those are here). You’ve gathered the courage to move forward and created a novel on the website. Now it’s time for the work. […]

New to NaNoWriMo and Don’t Know Where to Start? Here are Three Questions to Get You On Your Way

There may only be a few days left in October, but there’s still time to get your head in the game to hit the ground running by November 1st. You’ve visited the NaNoWriMo website. Made your profile. Connected to a regional team online. Tweeted that you are participating. You’re ready! Except for that one section […]