Tag: inspiration


  • So You Want to Be a Writer? Here’s 10 Things You Need to Know

    So you think you’re pretty decent with words and you enjoy telling stories, and you want to be a writer. You should think you might want to be a writer. Here’s what you need to know about being one. (Note: This post is mostly cynical humor as I speak out about the harsh reality of […]

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  • Bullet Journal: Organization for Creatives

    I’ve published a few bullet journal posts in the past with my writing bullet journal (which disappeared and hasn’t been attained since) and my first regular bullet journal (which I tried to use to put my life in order and that fell apart). It took me a while to pick up bullet journaling again, but […]

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  • July #WIPjoy – Netherworld

    Bethany Jennings, a wonderful blogger, Christian writer, and homeschool mom (wow! talk about being an inspiration) has this hashtag called #WIpjoy, in which she comes up with a question for each day in whatever month it happens (usually three times a year). The last WIPjoy was in January, and I blog posted about my WIP Fiction’s […]

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  • Twenty One Pilots and Expessing Your Belief Through Art

    The song “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots was put on my mental list of “questionable songs that might be good.” Only until recently, it was moved up to my mental list of “Personal Top 21 Songs.” Okay, maybe not 21, but somewhere around that number. Shortly afterward, Twenty One Pilots became one of my […]

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  • Aesthetic Boards for Writers: A Guest Post by Harley Rae

    This is Susannah, jumping in really quick to introduce this guest post by Harley Rae. I have been ridiculously busy in the last several weeks, what with school, musical theater, etc. that I haven’t been able to post for a long time. Thankfully, the amazing human Harley was willing to lighten the burden of this […]

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  • Finding Neverland – A Guest Post by Brianna Merrit

    Today I have a fabulous treat for you: I’ve asked the lovely writer Brianna Merrit to guest post on my blog! She has some wonderful inspiration and epic encouragement to share with you all and I am honored to have her do just that on my blog. Go ahead and enjoy! (Warning: Use fairy dust in […]

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  • Three 2017 Year Goals for the Writer

    When I think of “New Year’s Resolutions,” I think of all the people who set new goals as to 1) learn something new, 2) lose weight, 3) eat healtheir, 4) be less stressed, and the list goes on. Those are really good thing to pursue, but this post is not about those types of goals. Plus, […]

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  • Don’t Write What You Know

    I’m sure a lot of you have heard the quote “Write what you know.” I believe Mark Twain originally said it. Well, I hate to go against a well known saying by a prestigious author, but I don’t think it’s a quote writers should live by, even though I believe it does make sense to some […]

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  • Write Like Your Characters Really Exist

    My NaNoWriMo story (which is going unexpectedly well, thanks for asking) is about a writer who ditches a novel he has been working on for several years. His characters approach him in reality with the purpose of encouraging to finish his novel in order to complete their story. Because without their story, the characters, who […]

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  • Writing Medieval Fantasy with Celtic Music (Playlist Included)

    Medieval fantasy is my overall favorite genre. It incorporates a fantasy setting and a ficticious version of history from such time periods. Examples include Lord of the Rings, Ranger’s Apprentice, The Chronicles of Narnia, Robin Hood, The Name of the Wind, The Chronicles of Prydain, the Inheritance Cycle, etc. Pretty much anything that has to […]

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  • Why I Write – A Story Creator’s Testimony

    Sometimes people will ask me why I write. It’s a good question to ask yourself and it’s helpful to understand why you write, not just so you can tell people why, but also as self-motivation and reassurance in your skill and abilities.

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  • Keep Your Writing Organized with a Bullet Journal

    I’m sure we writers hit a spot during our writing career when we feel overwhelmed. We’ve done a great job developing that plot, the foreshadowing and characters, but it’s too much. We can’t keep track, what with all the scattered Word files and notebooks full of unorganized scribbles. Let’s face it: It’s tough being a writer. […]

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  • 3 Poems About Books

    This Tuesday, I decided to do something fun and different. I haven’t shared too much of my own writing on my blog yet, so I decided to share a few poems I wrote recently. I’m fairly good at writing poetry, but I guess my novel has demanded much more of my time and attention and kept […]

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  • Why Writer’s Block is the Writer’s Excuse (And How to Fight It)

    It’s time to write. You sit down at your desk and take out your notebook or open your laptop, and you pick up your pencil or put your fingers on the keyboard. You’re ready to start where you left off; the show must go on. But you can’t. Your fingers stretch in frustration and you begin […]

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  • 10 Ways to Get Writing Inspiration

    We writers. We all get those days when we begin to wonder if our mind has left us. Devoid of ideas and suffering from lack of motivation, we sit around, staring at a blank piece of paper or an empty Word document. We search for our characters, hoping they haven’t ditched us yet. We begin […]

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