Dive into creating playlists for your novel writing and editing with guidance and inspiration from novelist and artist, Nevada McPherson.
Autumn is the season of the metal element, a great time to get inspired and to let go of what isn’t working, including negative self-talk and old stories about your creative self. Gain insight on the metal element from acupuncturist, healer, and coach, Marie Bowser.
Favorite Inspiring Things of the Week… Some of what I’ve loved… am loving… and recommend for your consideration: I’m still reading the Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton — I’m on Book 9 now, The Couturier...
If you want to move forward with your work, but are just swirling around unproductive eddies, try paddling in a different direction. Try a little twisted technology, by writer and story coach, Catharine Bramkamp.
I am the ghost of a thought, a shadow seen from the corner of your eye. Between One Thought and Another: A Writer’s Muse by Amber Lea Starfire
What causes fresh inspiration to strike? Lots of things, but here are some activities that may help you hit “refresh” from writer and artist Nevada McPherson.
This month we listed our medium size house for sale and I moved to our smaller house (a second house that earned its way to first house). The real estate agent recommend that not one, not two, but all the bookcases in the “big” house be moved so as to make all the rooms look larger.
In my early years of writing I believe that in order to be successful, I needed to follow the paths of more successful writers. Did my mentor meditate? I’ll mediate, it will make my work better. Did my mentor move to Taos? I’ll move to Taos, it will help me be more inspired and creative. Did my mentor write for ten minutes straight? I’ll write for ten minutes straight.
Each chapter will be an essay by a different author on what they’ve learned through inspiration to write fiction, through applying the universal truths of their lives to fiction, and other gnosis learned through the process of writing. Wherever this wisdom comes from, it all qualifies as long as it occurred in the author’s mind due to writing fiction.
Are you trying to edit one novel while writing another? This is what many writers find themselves having to do. Maybe you recently finished a novel, during NaNo perhaps. Or you wrote one awhile back and shelved it. Regardless, unless you edit that manuscript several times over it won’t be ready for prime time.