Working remotely might seem as if it would be easy and productive, but maintaining focus can actually be difficult. In particular, working from home during the summer—when the kids are home from school and it seems like everyone else except you is out having fun—things are harder than ever.Continue reading
If you have the ability to imagine something useful or interesting or generate ideas, then you are creative. Putting all these ideas down on paper is creative writing.
Creative writing is any form of writing that focuses less on journalistic, academic, technical, or professional forms of literature, but more on expressing ideas, thoughts, and emotions in an imaginative way. It is the bedrock of the world of entertainment and the media.
Unfortunately, most creative thinkers don’t become writers. They either feel they’re too busy, don’t have the opportunity, or have some other factor in their lives that hinders them from writing.
In this post, I’ll show you what to look out for—the obstacles that can get in the way of developing and nurturing your creative writing.Continue reading
2015 was a huge year in my life. I decided to pack in the 9-to-5 day job and become a home-based, full-time writer. Was I excited? Absolutely. Elated. My own boss—what’s not to like?
I had been writing at home on a bit-part basis here and there for extra income prior to leaving my full-time office job.
Getting clients and plenty of projects to work on was becoming gradually easier with experience, so I knew the ins and outs of throwing together a draft, blog post, search engine optimization product description, and resume. That was about it.
Working my own hours in my pajamas sounded, in theory, extremely appealing at the beginning, but actually that’s where it all went wrong for me. It would become my Achilles’ heel; my kryptonite, so to speak.Continue reading
Alright, picture this: You’re a professional writer with your own business, but you struggle every day to find time to write.
But it wasn’t like that in the beginning.
When you first started your business, you had no other choice but to do everything yourself. Money was tight, but it was still exciting because, finally, you were doing something you’d dreamed about for a long time. Even those areas you were clueless about, you went out of your way to improve on, and you still had time to write.
More recently, though, your business has grown and you have more money coming in.
But—while this is good news—you now have an increasing number of business tasks competing for your time and attention, in addition to your writing.Continue reading