Coffee Talk: Grace for the Weary

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

Like many writers, I get inspiration from my everyday experiences. My blog’s editorial calendar is usually a pretty good reflection of my life at any given moment. Right now it’s peppered with post ideas about doing too much. There are strings of working titles like “Fighting off creative burnout,” “What to do when you’re spreading […]

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Reading for Writers

Posted on: February 21st, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 1 Comment

Welcome to Reading for Writers, the weekly-ish link roundup of practical tips for writers and bloggers. Grab a mug of something delicious and settle in for some lovely reading about the creative life. (c) depositphotos/apolonia How has your week been? Mine was good . . . ish. I’m smack in the middle of two of […]

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Winter Is Good for Your Soul

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 9 Comments

It’s that time of year when bloggers are lamenting never-ending winter. It’s cold, it’s dreary, and everyone starts posting about how to survive the season. (My favorite by far is Abby’s post on how to literally survive in the cold. Because dreary grayness won’t kill you but hypothermia will.) I believe we have winter for […]

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Reading for Writers

Posted on: February 14th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 1 Comment

Welcome to Reading for Writers, the weekly-ish link roundup of practical tips for writers and bloggers. (c) depositphotos/apolonia Plenty of authors find inspiration from poetry or song lyrics . . . but here’s why you might want to think twice before including them in your novel. Via the wonderful Jackie Lea Sommers. The books on […]

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12 Ways to Take Care of Your Creative Self

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 4 Comments

The dreaded Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Maybe I shouldn’t say “dreaded.” I used to like Valentine’s Day as a kid. My mom always had a small treat for me, and my grade school had a fun program called Val-O-Grams that involved giving money to a local charity and doing lots of coloring during the […]

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