Posts tagged creative writing
The Hardest Things About Writing

Writing is my biggest passion in life—something I can do all day, everyday—but there are a few things about the hobby that I find extremely difficult to manage. I’m sure many other writers feel this way and struggle to find their own solutions to these types of problems too. Since I am currently working on writing and publishing a collection of flash fiction, I thought it could be useful to myself and others if I talk through the process and allow myself to face certain insecurities and issues I have in the hopes that I’ll figure out what works best for me and avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. Here are a few of the hardest things about writing for me:

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My Writing Journey #11: Ride The Wave

Inspiration is a fickle mistress—that’s what I’ve learned during the last two months as I’ve struggle to find any sort of motivation to work on my book. There was a certain point this summer where I was so inspired to write about anything and then once that August lull hit I couldn’t bring myself to do anything other than work and watch movies. I guess that’s how it goes sometimes and I can’t really blame myself for it; it’s about working with your pace and what feels right.

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Blogging

Compared to other bloggers, I am fairly new to community, having only started my blog back in 2015. In that time I’ve learned how it’s not just a hobby for people to do when they get home from work or on the weekends from the comfort of their beds, but it is a flourishing industry that many popular bloggers have turned into a full-time job. When I started blogging I had no idea that it was a valid career choice, nor did I really care about that, but as I learned more about how you could spend your days at home, creating content and getting paid for it, the more enticing that online world seemed.

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My Writing Journey #10: When You Mess Up

It's been a few weeks since I've posted an update about my novel and what a rollercoaster ride these past few weeks have been. As mentioned in another post I had to switch up the way I looked at my novel from simply a target word count to focusing on getting all the plot points out instead and worrying about the word count in my editing stage. Since then I've learned that even focusing on plot points isn't easy and can lead to a lot of confusion with the overall story if not planned out even slightly.

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My Writing Journey #9: Getting Back On Track

I hit a bit of a standstill the past few weeks with my novel, and now it's time to get back into the swing of things. I lost a lot of motivation with the word target I set myself and found that it was hindering my ability to be creative while also worrying about such a technical aspect that shouldn't matter in the first draft. This initial version should just be all about getting my ideas out and creating characters that are interesting and tangible. So, for the next little while I'm just going to be focusing on simply writing. 

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