Be a Full-Time Writer – How to Make the Transition from Part-Time

Be a Full-Time Writer – How to Make the Transition from Part-Time

What’s your idea of the day-to-day life of a full-time writer? Mine was getting up when I wanted (which has always been pretty early), walking to my local coffee shop, reading the newspaper, then jumping into an exciting assignment. Do you know what? That’s pretty much how it turned out. Here’s how it happened for me, and I’m hoping my path will give you ideas for walking your own. Have a Clear Goal My goal was to write for magazines then eventually get…

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Creative Writer Challenge

Creative Writer Challenge

  My friend Alison Cross inspired me with her 30 days of creativity self-challenge. I decided to take a similar challenge and hope you’ll join me. Instead of posting my 30 days of creative writer endeavors here you can find them over at Facebook on my Writers Life page. Don’t be shy! Come join in the fun and post your creative ideas, photos, poetry, sentences too.

A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

I read a fascinating article a few days ago about a writer who committed to writing a haiku every day for a year. Being one who enjoys a challenge I decided to create one for myself – and hopefully you’ll join me. This is my challenge to me: Do something creative every day for 30 days. For me it might be a haiku, a photograph, a poem, a list of books I want to write, a drawing (probably stick figures!), a beautiful quote,…

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[Flash NonFiction] The Great Archer Wept

[Flash NonFiction] The Great Archer Wept

The last time I saw the Milky Way throwing garlands across the night sky was on a moonless night in western Nebraska. Bands of darkness ran river-like through the streaming starlight, the interstellar dust playing hide-n-seek with the stars beyond. The brightest area seen from my Earth-bound perch was in the direction of Sagittarius, the Great Archer, who moved relentlessly across the southern sky. Standing there, I was reminded of another great archer who once rode under this sky. Given…

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[This Week] Make a Decision Today About Your Writing Goals

[This Week] Make a Decision Today About Your Writing Goals

Several years ago I had the great fortune to meet two of the dozen men who walked on the moon: Edgar Mitchell and James Irwin. You couldn’t find two men who were more unlike than those two, save their shared drive and determination. After their Apollo missions, Mitchell went on to become involved in ESP  and the paranormal while Irwin spent the rest of his life searching for the Ark. I have books signed by both men, which I cherish. But…

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