Happy Monday, Sunshines!
I woke up this morning and declared that I AM A CONQUEROR! It's something about declaring your day and even your week, month, year and life! Each day we must affirm to ourselves how great we are. We must say those things that have not happened yet as though they have. Some examples of my other affirmations are "Today, creative ideas will flow through me; All of my needs will be met and I shall not lack; I am a survivor and I will not give up."
Schan Ellis, Story Strategist, Word Curator, Writing Coach and Author of "Be Beautifully Inspired: A 90 Day Guide of Poems, Prayers, Articles and Affirmations to Inspire the Spirit!" Finding the energy to stay motivated during the writing process can seem elusive at times. There are many distractions in life, some even self inflicted (Lol) that can deter us from writing to finish. However, many successful authors have managed to get over the hurdle of staying focused. Keep
Happy Harvest Time, Sunshines!
While many of us are celebrating today with family and friends, eating great food and watching football, there are some who don't have family. Someone may not have a friend to receive that "Happy Thanksgiving" group text from or to call to say "Bring me a plate, please". Some of our military men and women are deployed and will not spend the holiday season with their families. While there are still others who feel the heavy hands of depressi
Happy Monday, Sunshines!
First let me say, congratulations...YOU made it! Whatever life brought you over the last week, whether a challenge or a triumph, you are here on this day because you put in WORK and came out a WINNER! "FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD!" In order to succeed, we MUST put in work. We can have the most elaborate plans in our imagination, however if we don't put in any action to execute those plans, then they will stay just where they are...in our imaginat
Hey there dear friends and gentle readers! This is Joyce and it’s day 10 of NaNoWriMo (that's National Novel Writing Month for those of you not in the know). Are you attempting to write a novel this November? If you are, I’m here with some words of wisdom about first drafts. First of all, this novel you're writing is in fact a first draft. It is not meant to be a complete manuscript ready to be shipped off to the publishing house on December 1. This is the rough cut – the dra
So you want to write a book and a logical question would be, “well how do I start?” Well here it is simply. You can write out your ideas in an outline OR you can throw caution to the wind and JUST write! One of my favorite ways to write is unplanned and from the heart. I like to just sit down at my computer or take a note pad with me to the beach and let it flow. However, the more I write, the more I really do enjoy the art of outlining also. I wrote about it in the blog
I really didn’t know the debate of outlining was a “thing” in the literary world until I had a conference call with two separate successful authors. The first conference was all about writing from the heart. Let it flow and watch your ideas and all the love you have inside of you pour out onto the paper. This resonated with me totally because I was all about the love! Then a few months later another conference call, the author was dead against just sitting down and writin