Writers First AidStarving Writers

From Kristi Holl, here are some great suggestions for freshening up your writing. For example, turn off the computer and go outside.

Writers First AidStarving Writers.

PiBoIdMo Day 5: Just Keep Running Like James Burks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Even if you are not doing any of the challenges this November, you can take a giant step toward completing a current project by reading some of the blogs, following Facebook pages, or downloading resources. Today’s post on Tara Lazar’s blog is from James Burks, a graphic novelist, but is not about writing, at least not directly. It is about becoming a runner. It’s a quick read and worth it. The link below will take you there.

PiBoIdMo Day 5: Just Keep Running Like James Burks « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

No Motivation to Write? 10 Ways to Write More Words Than You Can Edit : Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

Sometimes each of us slams up against a writing wall. Then, the house needs to be cleaned. Office supply shopping sounds like great fun, and a ten mile hike in the rain is irresistible. Click on the link for some great ways to get back on track.

No Motivation to Write? 10 Ways to Write More Words Than You Can Edit : Quips and Tips for Successful Writers.

The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers | WritersDigest.com

Here’s the most important tip for all writers at every level. Can you guess what it is?

The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers | WritersDigest.com.

Finding one’s voice | Nomad War Machine

Finding one’s voice | Nomad War Machine.

In this post Nomad War Machine (love it) quotes a poem by Sir Philip Sidney about writer’s block. Can you believe they had it back in the 16th century? The last line is the keeper, of course, “look into thy heart and write,” but right now “sunburned brain” resonates as much.

Kidlit.com · Preaching in Picture Books

Picture books are great for many things. Sermons and lessons? Not so much.

The link below leads to an excellent article about the difference between a book with a powerful universal theme and a teachy tome.

Check out the other articles on the site, too.

Kidlit.com · Preaching in Picture Books.

Great SF authors share their biggest writing setbacks — and how they triumphed

Great SF authors share their biggest writing setbacks — and how they triumphed.

Have you had a setback in your writing career? You are not alone. Here’s an article about some writers who conquered adversity. You can too. Persistence: it’s the only secret.