6 Blog Posts That Will Rock Your Writing Day

I’ve read some great posts on my favorite writing and personal development blogs lately, and I thought I’d share them with you. Enjoy!

1. Instead of working from a business plan or a to-do list, Jennifer Lawler chooses themes, and she writes about this in Working in Themes on her Finding Your Voice blog. For example, one month may be novel month, the next month she’ll work on her screenplay. This tactic can work great for freelancers who have so many projects on the go that they can’t decide which one to work on at any given time — so they work on nothing.

2. On Carol Tice’s Make a Living Writing blog, guest poster Michelle Rafter writes An Editor Reveals 7 Secrets Every Writer Needs to Know. For example: Editors like talking to writers on the phone. (See, told ya!)

3. I love this post from Sage Cohen of the Path of Possibility blog: The Death of the Dream Could Be the Birth of Unprecedented Possibility. She writes, “What I have found to be true in every case?”in my personal life and my writing life?”is that the death of the dream creates the space for what is actually intended to come through: what is, in the end, a better fit than we ever could have imagined.”

4. On The Urban Muse blog, Susan Johnston tells writers about Making the Mental Shift from Employee to Freelancer. Think $30 per hour is an extravagant sum because that’s what you made at your last salaried job? Think again.

5. In Why I’ve Never Missed a Deadline — And How You Can Do the Same on the Dollars and Deadlines blog, Kelly James-Enger advises writers to estimate how long an article will take to research and write, and then build in a time cushion just to be sure they can meet their deadline.

6. Do you tend to get to 90% complete on a project — like writing a query — and then give up? In Completing Projects on the Steve Pavlina blog, Steve urges you to listen to your higher self and push yourself to finish what you start.

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  • This is a great post and a timely one, especially as I’ve been working on an editorial calendar for my blog. Because I want to incorporate more focus into my posts. I think working in themes is fantastic idea!

  • Thank you for these links. Much appreciated!

  • I can’t wait to read these posts; thanks so much for the links! I am looking especially forward to reading #5.

  • Thanks for all your comments! I’m glad the posts I chose look helpful to you.

  • Thanks for the link love, Linda! Hope you’re having a great week.

  • I very much appreciate the shout-out, Linda! Looking forward to connecting with you soon. Happy Tuesday to you!

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