Category Archives: Daily Discipline

Perfection in Writing?

Get over yourself. You’re a writer. So write. Need some help getting over a desire for perfection? Self-doubt, seen in an obsession to perfect your prose in fears of being exposed as an unworthy imposter (we’ve all felt that, right?), can be debilitating. Here are some tips from great writers that have proved helpful to […]

Time and The Writer

“There is time for everything.” – Amish saying. 1. Ask the right question: What is possible?  I’m starting a new writing project and want to make good progress this month. A motivational phrase that floats through my mind, one that resonates for me (as a busy person), comes from an Amish source: “There is time […]

NaNoWriMo – A Literary Feast of Fools?

What is NaNoWriMo? A great surge of literary energy? Or a Feast of Fools? From their website: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. In 2011, NaNoWriMo claimed 256,618 participants and 36,843 […]

Daily Discipline – The Shadow of the Writer on the Keyboard

Here are six of my favorite motivational tips for writers. At its best, writing is a daily habit. You are at your desk, on time, each day. You turn in work on schedule – lots of it. Not surprisingly, you get regular checks in the mail: book royalties and payments for articles, columns, short stories, […]