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Seven tips for better writing habits

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Erica Johnson | February 8, 2011 at 11:30 am | Tags: postaday2011postaweek2011

Speaking of getting back on track after losing your writing groove, Jamie Wallace of Live to Write – Write to Live recently voiced her frustration with how her personal and professional responsibilities have been imposing on her writing time:

I had intended to get back to journaling…I had meant to get back to work outlining my novel, working on character studies, and creating a fabulously retro “map” of my story using markers, sticky notes, and some very large pieces of paper. But, these intentions were all summarily slaughtered by the demands of my Real Life.

I wanted to cry. I wanted to scream. I felt disappointment, anger, and guilt.

But she’s working on giving up the “I don’t have time” excuse by making writing a more routine part of her schedule. She explains, “The beauty of a habit is that you do it almost without thinking. It’s not something that you have to work at; it’s just part of who you are and your life.”

Here are seven tips she shared on how to cultivate effective writing habits:

1. Find, make, or steal writing time
2. Have a purpose
3. Avoid the shoulds
4. Start small
5. Be consistent
6. Measure progress
7. Find your joy

 

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Você está segurando? Aqui está outro motivo para compartilhar

LOVE and CARE for you , my Dearest!!!

Erica Johnson | 25 de janeiro de 2011 às 12:00 | Tags: postaday2011, postaweek2011 | Categorias: inspiração | URL: http://wp.me/p23sd-6g
Em Compartilhe sua escrita e quem sabe o que vai acontecer, poeta e editor Robert Brewer descreve como conquistar seu medo de partilhar a sua escrita o ajudou a encontrar o amor da sua vida.

Sua história serve como uma grande lembrança que você nunca sabe quem pode se identificar com o que você tem a dizer.

Se a sua escrita é pessoal ou não, não deixe que pensamentos de auto-crítica, ou medo do julgamento impedi-lo de expressar o que você deseja compartilhar com o mundo. Tenha orgulho de sua escrita, e aproveitar a oportunidade de contato com indivíduos like-minded que apreciam o seu trabalho.
Assim, o amor me levou a escrever, e escrever me levou para o amor. Mas nada disso teria sido possível se eu deixasse tudo engarrafado ou escondido. Como escritores (mesmo quando não sabemos o que estamos escritores), o nosso principal trabalho é escrever, mas também para compartilhar.

New Theme: Beach

 

Ian Stewart | January 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Categories: Themes | URL: http://wp.me/pf2B5-1BU

I love winter and I bet you do too but if you’re like me you probably don’t like the cold very much. You might be wishing you could take a trip to a beach somewhere right about now. Well, if you can’t make it to the beach yourself how about taking your blog there? Today’s new theme, Beach, will let you do just that.

The Beach theme Originally developed by Gibbo for Drupal Thailand, the Beach theme can bring the warmth of Thailand’s shores to your blog all year round. But the Beach theme isn’t only just sand, sun, and sea. It has 4 different post formats built-in for short Status and Aside posts, and special styles for Quote and Gallery posts. Beach even has a bonus vertical menu area in the header. You can read more about the Beach theme’s great new features in the Theme Showcase or activate it on your WordPress.com blog right now. Beach will be available soon in the WordPress.org theme directory for self-hosted WordPress users. Bonus: If it’s too hot where you are right now and you’d like to take your blog someplace cold, give the Iceburgg theme a shot! Pine trees, snowy hills, and cool colors might just be what your blog needs right now. 🙂 Add a comment to this post