Tag Archives: Writing

From Stephen King’s memoir, “On Writing”

A friend came to visit James Joyce one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair. ‘James, what’s wrong?’ the friend asked. ‘Is it the work?’ Joyce indicated assent without even … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration & Ideas, Uncategorized, Writers Block | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Writing for the Web Challenge: Get Out of your Comfort Zone

This past year I have done things I definitely did not want to do. Like use my real name online, and get involved in social networking. I really wanted to write fiction, and here I was wasting time on Facebook. … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, the future, Writing course, writing for the web | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Goals: How to Achieve them

Make yourself a promise in the form of a writing goal Read on and learn how to define it for your best chance of success. You might want to write three pages a day or a thousand words every weekend. … Continue reading

Posted in Goal setting, Writing habits | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Story Ideas: where do they come from?

Every published author is asked “where do you get your ideas?” because every new writer wants some too.  The answers seem to end up being something like “everywhere” or “nowhere in particular”. A more optimistic answer comes from Harvey Chapman, … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration & Ideas, poetry, Writing prompts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments