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Writing Requires Discipline

Writing Requires Discipline


I have taught writing for years and years and I’ve been a writer for twice that long.  I’m writing this blog post today for the writers out there who are thinking of “hanging it up”. If you have tried your hand at this writing gig and you don’t like it, then just do something else. … Continue reading

A Little Inspiration from King Solomon

A Little Inspiration from King Solomon


Every Wednesday night I take my three teens and one elementary child to church.  The little one goes to AWANA clubs while my older three go to youth service.  Our youth minister Scott Buck taught about the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon’s account of his exploration of the meaning of life. No.  It’s not 42. … Continue reading

A Whopping 5 Copies!


I looked at my sales report for the month of April, and discovered that I had actually sold 5 print editions of my two new novels combined. One could become very depressed about that, spiraling down into a pit of deep despair until Prince Humperdink sets the “machine” to 50 out of rage. Yet I … Continue reading

5 Tips for Finishing a Writing Project


How many writing projects have you started, but have not finished? This is an excellent question, but the answer for a writer should be a very small number.  Successful writers finish what they start, even if it takes years to get there. Elizabeth Bishop worked on her poem “The Moose” for a record 20 years. … Continue reading

Random Roundup: 5 Articles About Writing


This week has been an interesting writing week in the news, and I thought I would share some of the articles that were the most interesting: Megan McCardle wrote a great article about why writers are procrastinators.  Are you guilty of some of these? Simon St. Laurent writes about writing in his niche because nobody … Continue reading

3 Deadly Traps for a Writer


There are so many things that can distract writers.  Writers are thinkers and dreamers, and if there is anything I have learned from my son, who suffers from ADHD, it is that distractions can kill any chance of the completion of a task. But what are the three things that are deadly for a writer, … Continue reading

5 Ways To Focus On Writing When You Get Off Track


The holidays were rough for writing, at least as far as my personal goals were concerned.  However, even though I had great family time with relatives and watched my children dig into their Christmas gifts un-distracted, I did manage to edit through my new WIP a couple of times. But that’s 53,000+ words, Roger.  How … Continue reading

5 Ways To Focus On Writing


  There are so many different things in this digital age to distract us from writing.  The picture to the left is of Ernest Hemingway typing a novel on the beach, but the days when a writer could isolate themselves from their tech may be completely gone. Even though I love writing (the process, the … Continue reading