Sit in the Discomfort

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

Sometimes when you’re writing, things will get painful, awkward, or uncomfortable. You’ll want to stop and write about something else. You’ll question your book idea. You’ll wonder if the story will hold up if you just hit “delete” on those words and send them into the black abyss, never to be seen again. It’s natural […]

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Reading for Writers

Posted on: March 21st, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

Welcome to Reading for Writers, the weekly-ish resource roundup of practical tips for writers and bloggers. (c) depositphotos/apolonia “You’re never going to feel ready. You’re never going to have every item checked off, ever. It’s never going to be a good time.” Wise words from Ash Ambirge that every writer needs to hear. You’ve heard […]

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Improve Your Writing: The Memoir Project

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 12 Comments

The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith is the first book I read in 2015 to improve my writing. It was a quick read at only 112 pages, but it set the bar high for the other writing books on my list this year. Smith’s down-to-earth writing style and funny anecdotes immediately pulled me in.┬áThe […]

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Coffee Talk: Grace for the Weary

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 2 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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