Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Do you write when you do not feel like it?

If  only there was a direct answer to the question: Should I write if I do not feel like it?

I would have to say: Yes and No.

The key to completing a writing project is to plan a set time to write each day or week. However, what if you are sick or going through a difficult time in your life? Do you write anyway, regardless of your circumstances?

Well...sometimes I do and sometimes I do not.
I find that if I am feeling icky, as in not feeling 100% in my physical body, I can still write and write well.
I have also found that if I'm REALLY sick, I can not, by any means put the words together to write at all!
In addition, if I have something really heavy weighing on my mind, I have a really hard time writing. If I have minor things on my mind, I have no problem setting them aside to write and sometimes, just sometimes, writing will help me get through the circumstances and I will feel better as a result.

Only you truly know if you are capable of writing according to how you are feeling. What is right for me may not be right for you. You may find that writing will help you feel better no matter what you are going through in your life.

The only way to know for sure is to give it a try!

Looking for writing tips and inspiration? Check me out here :) 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Create memorable characters

Reading the title to this blog post can sound so vague. However, I do have some tips to help you create characters that readers will remember, relate to and desire to read more about!

Check out these articles I have written to give you quick and easily executable tips to help you with this task:

Explain your story with senses (as in the 5 senses) 

How to create characters

Protagonist vs. Antagonist 

Now write on!