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Need Perspective, Motivation and Encouragement? Check Out These Posts

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Over the past month I’ve been getting back into the routine of reading some of my favourite blogs (after months of traveling and what-not), and I really wanted to share the following posts with you. They’ve given me perspective, encouragement and motivation to keep writing. I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.

  • Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. After I posted about writing with chronic illness I was very excited to see that Kris Rusch had also covered the topic. She’s got great advice on when to write and when to stop.
  • The Business Rusch: Perfection by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. This is a must read for anyone who has been writing for years but hasn’t had the confidence to send their work out into the world. If you’re not already following Rusch’s blog, then get started now. Her experience is unrivalled.
  • Writer, Author or Storyteller by Liz Michalski at Writer Unboxed. The subject of viewing yourself as a ‘storyteller’ rather than a ‘writer’ is one that Kris Rusch also recently covered and I think it’s worth thinking on. I definitely feel more comfortable with the title ‘storyteller’ and it inspires me when I sit down to the page.
  • How to Unlock Your Creativity and Stop Feeling Like a Failure at Positive Writer. I love the Positive Writer blog and could just spend hours reading through all the old posts. It’s the best place for a pick-me-up to feel good about yourself and your writing again. This post reminds us that we all have our personal brand of creativity.
  • 10,000 Words in a Day? Impossible! by Milli Thornton at Charlotte Rains Dixon’s blog. This is a motivating introduction to the 10k Day for Writers event. It shows how accomplishing that kind of word count is possible and invites you to give it a try. After all, how many of our limitations are actually self-imposed?

Those are my favourites from this month. Now what about you?

Have you come across any writing posts this month that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

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