Writer’s block, insecurities, time wasters, and time limits are some of the scary things that can haunt us as writers. Are you afraid?
Find that sweet spot that we writers strive for, a zone where the real world dissolves and nothing exists but the characters and the story. In this week’s Boogie Writes, Jennifer Taylor has some ideas on how to find our own “Private Idaho”.
Everybody loves a superhero, and it’s not always Superman or Batman. The Rubberbandman qualifies as a special super hero, and Jennifer Taylor is wishing her Rubberbandman a very happy Anniversary.
A great tag line is like a good lyric line. Focus on painting that picture of love, longing and conflict that captures the essence of your books, as you seek to create that one amazing tagline.
There is rhythm in writing. Listen to it. Feel it. Express it. Hear not only the words of the story, but the meter and the tempo as well. Read what you have written out loud and experience the rhythms you have created.
Let the music you listen to reflect the voices of your characters. In turn this will help your characters speak to you and add dimension to your writing.
Jennifer’s day started like any other day, but ended up with her receiving a contract for her novel. What an amazing feeling! Be persistent with your own writing. Keep reworking and refining. Incorporate inspiration from our wonderful SSRA group. Your “first time” is coming!
The struggle between feeling Genuine Guilt or Bogus Guilt can prevent you from writing. Take charge of your creativity by treating your writing as if it was a full time job. Build your writing habits, and you too can prevent Guilty Feet Syndrome!
Is your Muse stuck when it comes to writing love scenes? Loosen up with special songs that remind you of romantic moments from your first crush, or with your current love.
Celtic music, or any music that moves us to want to write words as beautiful as lyrics we hear. So listen to what inspires you and let that inspiration be a focus for your writing.