Recently, I experienced the great delight and terror of being invited to read at my first literary salon, as part of Aberdeen’s Inspiration Point weekend.
But what is a literary salon?
I imagined worthy men of the enlightenment gathering in coffeehouses or smoky backrooms, their faces earnest, talking politics and economics; or refined French ladies lounging on elaborate chaise longue dissecting the literature of the day.
That couldn’t be right? I wouldn’t be expected to lounge on a longue, would I? ...
To be the most productive and hit your word count target, make use of your off time as well as your work time! Taking breaks is an important and often underemphasized way to increase productivity. But there is a method to the madness.
This infographic from Quid Corner breaks down options for splitting your time and provides ideas for activities to recharge during your breaks, while keeping your mind sharp and focused. ...
We all know writing can be a solitary pursuit. One of the most difficult things about working by yourself is holding yourself accountable. Here are five tips to keep yourself on track.
1. Find a Writing Buddy
In a solitary profession, it’s easy to think Who’s going to know if I watch Netflix instead of finishing this chapter? Make sure somebody does know—somebody who cares about your productivity and wants to see you succeed. ...
It’s only natural to want to make a living with your writing. But it’s also incredibly difficult! After all, you’ll be competing with thousands of other authors. And with readers trained to expect books for free, you might think it’s an uphill struggle. But writers like JF Penn prove that it is possible. I went to her workshop with Orna Ross on Saturday to discover ways to make a living with your writing. Here are my 9 takeaways! ...Read More
Writers are busy people. We’re often trying to fit three days’ worth of work into twenty-four hours, and staying organized is imperative. But we’re creative, too. And sometimes we need other outlets to express ourselves. Bullet journaling helps us do both, and all you need is a blank journal and a pen.
This infographic is part of a wonderfully in-depth article by Kim Alvarez: “Thorough Guide to the Bullet Journal System.” In her article, Kim gives us all the information we need to begin bullet journaling. After that, it’s up to us to personalize our journal and take it to the next level!