It's not as hard as you think. And therein lies the problem...
In psychology there’s a term called the Confidence – Competence Loop. My way of interpreting it in the terms of a writer is that when you boost yourself up on your current level of confidence and write slightly outside your comfort zone, you develop your skills and gain competence, which in turn boosts your confidence.... Continue Reading →
You don’t have to be crazy to be a writer. But it helps. There's a reason most writers are a little unhinged. Einstein is often quoted for saying insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. I wonder if he realised he was describing a typical day for a writer. Every... Continue Reading →
Writer's Mind '..Trust and patience will get me where I want to be and who is to say I haven't achieved what I set out to do, other than me...'
Writers are never satisfied with their work. We're the hardiest person to please, even if it's ourselves that we're trying to placate. Left to our own devices we'd never have anything for anyone to read because we'd never be 100 percent truly satisfied and happy with what we've written. We can always find a thread... Continue Reading →
Note to Self: '...Why do you do what you do? For all my love of words, this is the one question that is hardest to answer, to put words to, to create an intelligible answer...'
We write because we know that words hold the greatest power. To make a promise. To hold someone to their word. To connect to another person. To show your heart, your fears, your anger, your joy. The resonance of their sound, alone and together. A single word can change your mind, set your heart racing,... Continue Reading →