motivation

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Deepening Motivation and Plot in Historical Fiction with Marci Jefferson

Welcome debut author Marci Jefferson! She’s going to give us a few hints about plotting and deepening motivation in a historical – read on! As an avid reader, I enjoy almost any historical novel. And […]

Character Motivation Part Two—Discerning Motivation, Actions, Goals with Heather Webb

Your characters need layers right? Right – otherwise they’re just cardboard cutout characters, and who wants that? Heather Webb shows us how to make our characters better, stronger, faster. =) For Part One, we talked […]

“Listen to the Silence” Combatting distractions and keeping the focus on your writing with Pamela Mingle

With a few keystrokes, you can jump from that scene that’s giving you fits and hop onto Facebook, check your emails, buy a book from Amazon…and why not pay a few bills on-line or treat yourself […]

If at First, You Don’t Succeed…by Anna Sugden

There’s no secret formula to getting published. What works for one author may not work for another. Anna Sugden shares her insight on keeping your faith, motivation and courage alive.  Welcome back, Anna! One of […]

Complacency – A Path Authors Should Never Tread with Handsome Hansel

RU contributor Handsome Hansel talks about complacency, flabby writing, and ways to get your head back into the game. Complacency. While I loathe it, I still suffer from it from time to time. In most […]

Hold Your Nose and Type – The Upside of Writing Fast with Ruth Harris

RU contributor, Ruth Harris, joins us today to discuss ways to jump start your writing and boost your word count.    Hello, Ruth! Today, as we head for NaNoWriMo, I’m going to talk about another, much less frequently suggested, […]

Rocky Road – great ice cream, but a bumpy ride to publication! by Nancy Naigle

Hello, RU Crew! I can’t tell you how happy I am to welcome back the lovely, talented, smart as a whip Nancy Naigle. She’s also pretty darn fun to be around–just ask Bret Michaels! Nancy […]

Ozone and Squelching Shoes: What Unexpected Thunderstorms Can Teach About Protecting the Work – Jan O’Hara

I’m so pleased to introduce Jan O’Hara. Becke introduced me to Jan a couple of years ago, and since then I’ve been following her blog, Tartitude, and her columns on Writer Unboxed.  Creating stories about imaginary […]

Don’t Stop Believing! Words to live by – Karin Tabke

Whether you’re the Little Engine that could (I think I can, I think I can) or Dory from Finding Nemo (Just keep swimming) every writer needs a little motivation to make the journey easier. Karin […]

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