3 Steps To Becoming a Self-Disciplined Writer

Once I decided I was ready to become a writer, I knew I had to become a self-disciplined writer. Otherwise, my life’s true purpose, becoming a great writer, would never transpire. Unfortunately, most of my life I found it difficult to be consistent, to resist distractions, to think  before acting, and to carry out decisions and plans without taking ten too many and often unrelated…

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Why Writers Should Be Greedy And Never Satisfied

Most, if not all writers write to self-satisfy. But we must stay hungry to become a great writer. Accept you will always be hungry and satisfied only for a short time. Celebrate your hunger. And live for the journey–the writing process–not the destination. My body physically aches when I write. A hungry, humming, delicate, exciting, good ache that will not let go until tended. Even…

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When You Change, Make Your World Change With You

To become a writer, or to go through any life change, though there is not one specific path, there is one specific requirement: rethink who you think you are and adjust your immediate world to match. Why? Because you are no longer you. Embrace it, don’t resist, or suffer the consequences. Rue the day…go on, start ruing! –Stella (Silverado) Think of resisting change like deciding…

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Are You Ready To Become A Writer?

Every once in a while I would ask myself, “Self, are you ready to become a writer?”  My answers have changed through the years. Initially, myself would answer, “No, shut up.” Later, myself would answer, “No, stop asking.” A few years ago myself started taking long thoughtful pauses before answering, “Not just yet.” Finally, last summer, myself said, without being asked, “I’m ready to become…

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