Category: Motivation & Life

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21 Inspirational Quotations on the Writing Life

A new year has ticked around, and today, in cities and towns all around the world, millions of writers are clocking in. There’s not a punch clock at every workplace, but writers are clocking in nonetheless. They are returning to their desks, dusting off their keyboards, and yes, a few are even sharpening their pencils. They are ready to face another day...

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7 Inspirational Lessons for Writers from Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. Take, for example, my recent experience while listening to Bruce Springsteen. American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. He even has a planet named after him. And when Springsteen was presented with a Kennedy Center award in 2009, Obama said: “I’m the President…but he’s the boss”. But what...

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Inspiration at the Sydney Writers Walk

On a trip to Australia in 2010, I went for a stroll along the Sydney Writers Walk. I took my camera along, so I can share with you some of the pictures from that day. The Writers Walk is a series of circular, metal plaques embedded along the walkway around Sydney’s Circular Quay, and just a stone’s throw from the Opera...

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10 Things I Am Thankful For As A Writer

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday when many people give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the year that has passed. It is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October and the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. We don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving Day in New Zealand, but I think it would be...

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Ready, Set, NaNoWriMo! – How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

In four weeks’ time, novel-writing fever will spread around the globe as writers participate in one of the world’s most popular writing contests, NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is a fun-filled fiction writing challenge founded by Chris Baty in 1999. Writers pledge to write a 50,000 word draft of a novel over the 30 days of November. Despite...

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40 Ideas for Writers to Post on Social Media

Welcome to Part 4 of Social Media for Writers. In this post, I provide 40 ideas for writers to post on social media. For your reference, here are the other parts in this series: Part 1: Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks Part 2: The Best Social Media Networks for Writers Part 3: What Writers Should Do on Social Media...

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Social Media for Writers – 5 Reasons Why Writers Should be on Social Media Networks

Writers should be active on social media. We hear this advice a lot. But why? Are there some solid reasons, and do these reasons outweigh the cost, especially in terms of our time? In this 4-Part Series on Social Media for Writers, I am going to cover: Part 1: Why Writers Should Be On Social Media Networks Part 2: The...

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15 Famous Quotations on Writing Better

You don’t become a master craftsman or craftswoman overnight. Writing is a craft, and as with other crafts it takes plenty of practice and hard work to become a master. Here are 15 quotations on improving your craft from some masters of writing.  15 Quotations on Writing Better “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of...