Thursday, March 10, 2016

Day 10: Thursday, March 10)


"Pray. Each time you write--not each day, each time--seriously here, bow your head and ask for help. I promise ... just clear your mind, center yourself, and allow that free flow to happen. Taking just that bit of time to calm will completely make up for the amount of words you'll be able to get out. It works." 

Jenni James 

This LDS author has an amazing story. She pulled herself out of poverty as a single mom of seven children to become one of the most prolific living writers around. Among other tips, her quote above is her secret. You can find Jenni on Facebook and other social media and read her tips. She gives wise and sound advice writers can't help but be inspired by.  (Here is her amazing story: )

Creativity Kick-Starter
Two heads are definitely better than one.
Talking with a writing buddy can do wonders for your creativity. Bouncing ideas off each other will help get the ole mojo rolling. Chatting with a friend is guaranteed to get you excited for your project and encourage you to follow through.

Word of warning, a brief chat with a fellow writer can quickly turn into a six hour time suck, so consider setting a timer.

-PJ Switzer

Writing Sprint
(Use the sentences as inspiration for a story)

Daniel stood in the street loading his gun as the dark haired man rode into town. 

"Shame," he thought, "ten years ago we fought on the same side."

Let's get the mojo going. 
Set your timer for 15 minutes 
and write fast & furious. 
-PJ Switzer

Ready. Set. Go!

Productivity Pointers


I am a huge fan of the done list. It is immensely satisfying to look at all I’ve accomplished in a day rather than all the things that didn’t get crossed off my To Do List. Not that there’s anything wrong with a To Do List. In fact, I love those, too. The two lists really go hand in hand.

Today as you finish a task cross it off the To Do’s then add it to the Done’s. I think you’ll be impressed with what you see.
-PJ Switzer

Fiction University is my latest web crush. It offers practical and clear how to's for writers at all stages of the process. 

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