Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

How to Motivate Yourself

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’ve been subscribing to this blog for awhile now, you probably already know how much I love writer Holly Lisle. But if you’re new to the blog (Welcome!), let me give you a short intro. I first came across Lisle when I was looking for information on character development. I was […]

Ideas to Get You Writing Every Day

By Jennifer Blanchard You’ve probably heard this advice time and time again: If you want to be a writer, you have to write everyday. Well, I’m here to tell you…it’s true. If you want to be a writer, you need to write as often as possible, which is why you should make it your goal […]

What Do You Want To Achieve?

By Jennifer Blanchard Now that you’re on the path to accepting personal responsibility for your procrastinating actions, you can begin to change your behaviors. It all starts with asking yourself one question: What do I want to achieve?  What are your writing goals? What outcome do you desire to get from writing? What are your […]

Learn to Accept Responsibility for Your Choices and Actions

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place  for the next moment,”—Oprah By Jennifer Blanchard Personal responsibility is the responsibility you have to yourself. It’s your ability to keep yourself healthy, manage your emotions, be respectful to yourself, […]

What Are You Losing By Procrastinating?

 By Jennifer Blanchard Have you ever really thought about why you procrastinate? When you procrastinate, you gain a lot. That’s the reason why writers procrastinate in the first place. Think about the last time you procrastinated—What did you get out of it? Did you avoid your writing by finally organizing your office? Did you skip […]

Believe in Yourself and the Writing Will Come

    By Jennifer Blanchard  That’s something you probably hear from people all the time. Just believe in yourself and you’ll be successful. You’ve seen other people adopt this philosophy and find success, but… How do you make it work for you? In order to start believing in yourself, you need to develop confidence. Writing […]

How to Create an Un-Schedule and Why You Should

    By Jennifer Blanchard Psychologist Neil Fiore, Ph.D., is famous for creating the “un-schedule,” which is basically the exact opposite of a schedule. Dr. Fiore created the un-schedule because he knew that all people—and especially procrastinators—often set up a schedule for themselves that is full of things they never end up completing. They then […]

Channel Your Emotions Into Your Writing

By Joe Williams Many writers are under the assumption that they’re head has to be perfectly clear to get into “writing mode.” They make excuses, such as “I’m too angry from having a bad day to write” or “There’s no way I can write now, I’m stressed out.” Something to remember, however, is that many […]

Get Your StoryFix Daily

By Jennifer Blanchard Yesterday on the blog StoryFix, creator Larry Brooks gave away one of the most useful tools I’ve found to date: The Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You’ll Ever See. This tool is essentially a list of everything you need to know about your story before you write it. This applies to writers […]

Let Song Lyrics Inspire Your Next Story

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’re anything like me, music is a big part of your life. I drive listening to music. I spend my disposable income on concerts and downloading songs to my iPod. I write while listening to music. Your life probably sounds similar to what I just described above (if you’re a music lover, […]