Melissa VanDover / 7 days ago Dealing with criticism as a writer can be difficult, mainly because your work is a piece of you. So when that work is criticized, it can feel like a personal attack on you. Even constructive criticism can be hard to handle. Recently I completed a first draft of my […]
Inspiration is something we often need when following our dreams. For myself, I need inspiration regularly when working on my novel. Sometimes I need inspiration to develop characters and at times I need inspiration to develop my plot. Many people feel that inspired thought is something that just miraculously happens. While this is true and […]
It’s that time of year again, the holidays. It doesn’t matter how fantastic of a writing schedule you used to have, that schedule no longer applies to you now. Your writing time will now be messed up by gift shopping, decorating, cooking and family visiting. Not that you won’t enjoy all of those things but […]
Define: Coach- “to give instruction or advice in the capacity of a coach.” Define: Mentor- “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” When I started writing I thought to myself, “ok I could use a mentor, someone to provide me with occasional guidance”. When I started editing I quickly realized I was wrong, what I […]
I had quite the response to my Daily Dose of Motivation yesterday. So to keep the motivation going, I plan on posting Daily Doses of Motivation up a few times a week.