Posts tagged with: writing
By Bonnie.Dee On Apr 5 2013, 9:00 am
What makes a hobby suddenly take hold of you and become an obsession? Anyone who is massively invested in a sport or game or maybe a quieter pastime like quilting will tell you they’re not quite sure why they love doing it so very much. It’s just fun. It becomes a need.
So why do writers continue to write even when they’re fighting for every word and it’s no longer fun but has turned into hard work. Is that the time to surrender the keyboard, because you’ve lost the joy in what was once an engaging, fulfilling hobby?
My waffling answer is “it depends”. As with anything in life, sometimes you need to muscle through to the goal no matter what. But creativity is tricky. Sometimes if you’re butting your head against a wall, it’s best to approach from a new angle. Read more…
By Sami Lee On Feb 5 2013, 8:07 am
I’ll start this post with a few definitions: Erotica: The stories revolve around sex, and if you take the sex out of the story, you don’t have a story. Often follows one characters journey to greater self discovery through sexual experience Romance: Focuses on a man and a woman falling in love and working toward [...]
By Kate Donovan On Jan 18 2013, 9:00 am
Do you like science fiction? And historical romance? And romantic comedy? And thrillers/horror? Fantasies, spy stories, the works? That’s me – as a reader and a moviegoer – and I suspect 50% of the population is the same. So naturally, when I started writing, I jumped around. Unfortunately, as a genre-hopping writer, there’s a downside. [...]
By Taryn Blackthorne On Jan 14 2013, 8:23 am
When I was a kid, my family and I went to my grandmother’s every Sunday for supper and my cousins and I were expected to play together nicely. I’d bring my Barbie™ (all suspiciously dressed in Robin Hood or Biker outfits I’d taken off my brother’s action figures, if not sorceress costumes I’d devised myself), [...]
By Lynn.Michaels On Jan 9 2013, 9:00 am
What I’m about to tell you isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense, things we all know we should do, but don’t always. Writing is a stressful job. Mental and emotional stress effects the body as well as the mind and the psyche. Your body — not your computer, your laptop or your laser printer — [...]
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