We live in a world of instant gratification. But this isn’t always a good thing.
Think about it. There’s Twitter, text messages, and email (remember what it was like waiting for an actual piece of paper to arrive in your mailbox?).
When you post an update on Facebook, you get that little red notification sign as soon as someone leaves a comment. If you want to know something, you don’t call your Mom or dust off an encyclopedia; instead, you simply type your request into a search box.
How exactly does a writer who doesn’t love the actual process of writing “just get started”? How, specifically, do you get past that first hurdle?
Professional writers are constant writers.
But what is constant writing?
What do you do when you feel like you’re drowning? When you feel like you have no more energy to stay afloat?
People take one of two paths: Panic or just keep swimming. Right now, you may be feeling like you’re drowning in a see of a million bloggers.
If you dream about pursuing a creative vocation, chances are you will experience a battle between the work you love and the practicalities of life. Here are four tips for starving artists.
I’ve wanted to write a book my whole life. But it wasn’t until exactly a year ago that I decided I was going to do it. At the coaxing of friends and family I realized I couldn’t keep waiting, hoping that my writing dreams would “happen” to me. I had to get out there and do something.