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3 Reasons Why Writing in a Journal is a Great Habit to Fight for!

It’s hard to make a writing habit and stick with it. Something can always get in the way. A better activity might come along. You might be too busy to commit. You could get bored.


17 Writing Lessons to Remember

Post by Positive Writer contributor The Magic Violinist

With all the information we have at our fingertips, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do and how to remember it all when it comes to writing. You might read eight different articles in a morning, all with various advice, and struggle to keep it at the forefront of your mind as you go about your day.

Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of 17 writing lessons you can access in one spot. These are all tips that have resonated with me recently, and hopefully, they make a difference with your writing, too.


7 Positive Responses to Your Inner Editor (to Get Back to Writing)

Bad news first. It would be wonderful to say you can love to hate your inner editor, but really, we just have to hate to hate them. No matter how skilled we are as writers, no matter how much experience we’ve had, no matter anything, they will always be there on some level.

That’s the scary, hard truth. But there’s good news!



The Three Hardest Things About Writing (and the Solutions)

Note: This post is by The Magic Violinist.

Writing is hard, plain and simple. There are days when it comes easy, when every word you type is gold and every page is poetry. But let’s be honest with ourselves here, most of the time you have to fight with every ounce of creative energy you have to get your ideas onto paper. And there are three things in particular that make the process so difficult.



Three Ways to Enjoy a Good Writing Challenge

There’s something simultaneously rewarding and utterly frustrating about pushing through your writing to get it into a semi-finished state.

It can take days and weeks, sometimes longer, but the feeling of having written something is great. Here are a few tips for making the actual writing process of that challenge more enjoyable.



Four People You Positively Need In Your Writing Life

Writing is generally considered a solitary activity. And while it definitely is, that doesn’t mean that you need to go into this all on your own. Writing is hard work and you’ll probably need help along the way. I know I do. Here are four people in particular that can make your job a little bit easier.



Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!)

“Failure is not an option.”

We hear it all the time. People have even made T-shirts with that motto. And by saying it’s not an option, we associate failure as a negative thing.

But what if it were an option?

Failure IS an Option


Writing For YOU

I’ve gotten bored with my book. A few years ago, I would’ve freaked out.

Oh no! I would’ve thought. Maybe my book sucks. Maybe the characters are totally flat. Maybe the plot is too simple. Maybe it’ll never get published and even if it does everyone will hate it because it’s too bland!

Now I’ve learned to calm down. The key to becoming excited about your book again is to chill. Don’t panic.

Write What You Love

Write What You Love


Conquering Writing Ruts

This post is by Positive Writer contributor The Magic Violinist.

Every writer gets into a rut at some point. You write a book. And another. And another. Pretty soon they all have the same plot, the same kinds of characters, and the same sorts of villain.

How do you conquer this writing rut? By following three simple steps.

Creative Commons by Caterina.Appia

Creative Commons by Caterina.Appia


How To Stay Focused On Writing

From Bryan: This is a post by outstanding young writer, The Magic Violinist. She will be contributing to Positive Writer on a regular basis. Read her first post for Positive Writer here.

Does this happen to you?

You’re typing a short story, or an article, or some other writing project, when suddenly… ping!

You get a text message. You accidentally hit the wrong key and all of a sudden you’ve forgotten what you were typing…

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