Inspiration for Writers

I just finished an amazing course in picture book writing from the Picture Book Academy. It was both informative and inspirational.

Every artist and writer needs an inspiration boost sometimes. Here’s a list of resources to keep handy. I’ve used most of them at one time or another and am looking forward to checking out others I haven’t tried.

If your favorite book, podcast, or video isn’t listed, please share it in the comments!

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The Stages of Storytelling

I love this site and the newsletter that comes with it. The posts offer practical advice and inspiration for writers of all levels.

The site promotes a couple of kinds of story development software, but you don’t need to buy either to enjoy the current posts and the archive.

Today’s post breaks writing down into four steps.

  1. Inspiration
  2. Development
  3. Exposition
  4. Storytelling

My current projects are on the fifth step–revision, but that involves looking back at the others to evaluate my original intention and to “see again” (re-vise) what the story has become.

Where are you in this process?

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My contemporary acrylics on canvas

My Authors Guild Site

Art ideas for kids related to my book, Everyday Art for the Classroom Teacher

My handle on Instagram

Poetry Prompts and Samples Related to My Chapbook Early Tigers

My Writing Page on Facebook

My Stock Photo Portfolio on iStock

Life on Colorado’s Western Slope

Learning Ideas for Pre-K- Grade 1 Related to my Book ABC Follow Me

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A Great Blog Post About Creativity

The High Existence Blog offers great resources for creators. Click on the link below to read the post. It will help you get going and keep working.

A Selection of Websites for Writers

The Write Life is a good site go get to know. It includes many excellent resources for writers. Here’s their 2020 list of websites. When you have time, cruise around and see which ones fit your needs.

https://thewritelife.com/best-websites-for-writers-2020/

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Get Into Your Writing Flow with a Personal Ritual

On this long-neglected blog, I’ve shared links to articles for writers. I wanted to keep them handy for myself and share them with others.

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I’ve had separate blogs for my own writing. In the coming weeks I’m going to revive this site and add in content from my other writing blogs. Moving forward, I will be posting here more regularly.

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I’ll start with an issue that’s been bothering me. Maybe it bothers you too. I’m having trouble getting started on my projects. I’ve tried challenges, goals, reminders, and schedules. Nothing seems to work. Here’s an old link that might be helpful for me. It might help you too. I hope so.

Click on the link for routines of famous writers.

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Writing Rituals: Routines and Strange Habits of Writers and Authors | Kellie Elmore.

If You Ever Hit a Wall With Your Writing, This is For You

Here’s a great post from The Write Practice blog to help relight your writing pilot light, especially if you are a professional with deadlines.

How to Fall In Love With Writing Again.

The Role of Practice in Writing

Here’s a great blog post (I recommend subscribing to this blog, by the way) about the nature and value of writing practice. It doesn’t mean the same thing as morning pages, though those are valuable, too, for different reasons.

Does the Write Practice Work?.

Podcasts for Writers

Need a pep talk? There’s one as close as your computer. Click on the link for a collection of auditory inspiration for writers, gathered by Kristy Holl for your delight and edification!

Encouraging Podcasts for WritersKristi Holl.