5 Ways to Get Out of a Writing Rut: Kickstarting Creative Energy

  "I am constantly looking for ways to amend my writing habits, in a way that can really change the way I both view and produce written content. Facing the uninspired, unmotivated feelings head on has certainly made a major change in just how productive I've become - as well as learning how to maintain that level of productivity. [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Dealing with Off Days and a Few Words on the Creative Process

"Blogging became a part of my writing routine because it allowed me to voice all of the struggles, setbacks, and or issues I may have come across as I try to do my best to maintain my creative flow. To be quite honest, along the way it became more about "making sure I had a blog post up" than [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

"There've been a lot of things that have been on my mind this past week. Whether that'd be the copious amount of stress I just can't seem to get a handle on, or how hard I've been on myself to finish this novel and keep up with an incredibly gruelling schedule. While, it may have been a [...]

5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Fears: What’s Holding You Back?

"Around this time last year I was struggling to find a way to keep up with my work creatively. I was struggling to sit down to get a bit of writing done, whether that'd be a blog post or a few chapters of a novel I had been working on. I could not harness the creative energy necessary [...]

If You’re Feeling Discouraged, Read This: A Writer’s Approach to Dealing With Stress

"Sometimes, the words don't come out the same way in which they used to. Sometimes, you feel as though you aren't creating as efficiently as you once did. Sometimes, the writing just doesn't happen - and that is okay. You've settled down to get some writing done, and you continue, but something doesn't sit quite right. So, [...]

Prioritizing Tasks + Taking the Next Step in Your Creative Process

"What is it that's holding you back? Is it the fear of not being able to succeed? Or is it simply the fear of not being able to love the creative work you do as much as you used to? Taking initiative is the most important constant in what allows me to remain productive even when it seems as [...]

I’ve Busied Myself With Prose, and I’ve Been Reading Something New

"These past few weeks, there has been a consistent "Today's not my day," being uttered at the end of every evening. For some odd reason, I've just found myself unable to catch a break. Though, it does happen from time to time, and I can gladly say that I've been taking a moment here and [...]

I Write Because It Keeps Me Sane, I Write Because It Keeps Me Driven

"It has been so long since I've found it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. It has been so long since my stress levels and anxiety have caused everything that I'm doing to come to an immediate halt. I've dealt with my generalized anxiety for a little over four years total, and with it comes the [...]