When we hit a rocky patch in our writing, we need to hear the cheers of our friends and peers. This month I’ve chosen five motivational posts to cheer you on in your writing and let you know you’re not alone.
- How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon, an interview by Ari Karpel. This post is full of great tips and interesting insights into how Joss Whedon works. If you only read one of these posts today, read this one!
- How to Beat Writer’s Procrastination by Grace Marshall. This is the first time I’ve heard of a ‘tangent log’ – a place where you jot down all the distracting thoughts and ideas that pop up while you’re writing. This gets them out of your head and frees up your mind to continue writing. It’s definitely worth a try.
- Are You Meeting Your Writing Goals? Try These Productivity Tips for Writers by Joanna Penn. This post collects together productivity tips from a number of different writers. There’s some great stuff mentioned. Pick a point and see if it works for you.
- Writing is Best When We Get Out of Our Own Way by Kristen Lamb. This is the pep talk every writer needs to keep writing. It’s full of reminders like: resist the urge to edit and resist the urge to explain. If you need a boost, this is the post for you.
- How to Know You’re a Writer (In GIF Form) by Nathan Bransford. I still giggle every time I think of this post. It’s full of truisms captured in snippets of video. Love it!
We’re all cheering you onward!
What were your favourite posts of June? Share your links in the comments.