5 Steps to Reaching the Writing Finish Line

“No matter how long it takes, if you keep moving, you will reach the finish line,”-anonymous   Every writer, no matter what writing project they’re working on, has a goal in mind. A personal “finish line” they are trying to reach.   But for many writers, that finish line is so far in the distance […]

Need Motivation? Hire A Coach

“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within,” Bob Nelson Sports teams, upon winning a big game, often thank their coach. But why? The coach didn’t even do anything…or did they?The job of a coach is to teach, mentor and motivate. And when […]

The Secret to the Writing Life

Brian Clark of Copyblogger.com shared his “staring death in the face” story with us the other day. He noted that right after it happened, he all of a sudden felt alive again, like he had a new shot at life. And he didn’t want to spend that life doing something that didn’t excite him or […]

Why Changing Locales Will Spark Your Creativity

Yesterday I was getting ready to work on a short story I have to turn in to my fiction professor this week as part of my final portfolio. I was sitting on my couch watching TV and trying to psych myself up to get some writing done. But as I looked around my house, I […]

Two Ideas For Motivating Yourself To Write

I’m always looking for creative ways to motivate, or “trick” myself into sitting down and writing. In the last few days, I’ve learned of and come up with some ideas that I think are worth trying. Here are two ideas to get you started: Write a check to someone you hate–my creative writing professor said […]