Category: Inspiration

Write from the heart. Always

Write from the Heart

It’s so easy to get caught up in grammar rules and “how to” books that you can edit the heart out of your writing. No matter what writing is on your desk right now, don’t forget to leave in your heart. Yes, a reader really can tell the difference. When you write this week, before you close up for the… Read more →

What door of opportunity can you create?

What Writing Opportunity Can You Create?

This is so true. In the past, when I was just getting started as a freelancer, I create a couple of jobs out of thin air. It’s not as hard as you might think – but it does require you to “see” the place where your talents and interests and someone’s needs converge. As you face the week or days… Read more →

Authors don't always just write

Today I’m an iPhoneographer

  There are days when being an author means you just have to stop writing and create in another medium. This is one of those days. Shopping at my local produce market I saw a beautiful display of pumpkins large and small. iPhone at the ready I snapped this photo then had fun this morning tinkering with it to create… Read more →

Do you plot by the seat of your pants?

Plot – My NANOWRIMO Challenge

  You know I’m a non-fiction author, but in a few weeks I’m going to try my hand at taking the #NANOWRIMO challenge; writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Will you be joining me? If not, the question I have as you move into the following days and weeks – what in your writing is not… Read more →

Do you think writers can live twice?

Writers Live Twice

  Doesn’t matter if you write fiction or non-fiction. As a writer you have the ability to live twice; once as “you”, once as anything or anyone you can imagine. As you prepare for the following days and weeks, what “others” will you create? Read more →

Treasure Map

You’ve heard the self-help gurus talk about treasure maps, yes? If not, a treasure map is a graphical representation of the things you want to manifest in your life. I’ve done several treasure maps over time and found them to be incredibly powerful because ¬†. . . ¬†they work! One of my friends (another Nancy) did one with me several… Read more →