Writers Take Note: Practice Makes Perfect

In the most recent issue of Shape magazine, Venus Williams, a tennis star and winner of numerous titles, talks about her seven ways to get motivated. And her first way involves practicing. She says: “You have to practice to develop your talents–and learn to enjoy putting the effort in, otherwise you won’t succeed.” She then […]

How To Push Through Blocks On the Road to Success

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up,” -Thomas A. Edison That quote really struck home for me recently. I’ve been working on a lot of projects and I’ve been feeling like nothing is happening and I should just give up. But then I recalled […]

Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

By Jennifer Blanchard I came across the most amazing book (and then found out it was one of four in a series of books!) called Post Secret: Extraordinary confessions from ordinary lives, by Frank Warren. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. […]

Set A Specific Writing Time To Avoid Procrastination

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’re like me, you tell yourself almost everyday “I’m going to write today.” And then you find 300 other things to do that are just “so much more important,” like cleaning the bathroom, washing the laundry, picking up after your kids, etc. And then you never end up getting around to […]

Believe! Proof You Can Get Published At Any Age

“There will be times on this journey, all you’ll see is darkness, but out there somewhere light finds you,if you keep believing,” –Anonymous   I came across this article today about a 19-year-old girl who wrote her first novel at age 14 and is now having it published. Just a small reminder for all of us […]