Friday, April 13, 2012

When You Need Inspiration

We all know that writing can be a lonely business. I remember when I first started writing, the only connection I had to other writers was through a subscription to Writer's Digest and my mother. That was back in 1986 or so. Today, we have the absolute blessing of the Internet (well, it's mostly a blessing if you don't count all those pesky drawbacks like scammers and identity thieves, etc.) and we can communicate with other writers. It's wonderful.

Still, writing is a solitary business when you get right down to it. It's just you and the page. We all know this. There are times I need inspiration and encouragement to keep going, and there are some people I turn to again and again for this.

One of my resources is a recent find. His name is Jeff Goins and his blog is always full of inspiration and encouragement. You can even download his free ebook, The Writer's Manifesto, and learn to fall in love with your writing again. I'd also suggest subscribing to his newsletter. It never fails to give me the nudge I need to get back to the page.

In fact, the quote below is his. I think it sums up his mission statement quite well.

Do you have some favorite bloggers that offer you inspiration when you just can't get the words to come? Please share if you do!


  1. Ooo, I'm going to check this blog out right now!

  2. I find Janice Hardy's blog: The Other Side of the Story really helpful. She has a knack of explaining all manner of writerly things in a simple concise way.
    I'm going to check out Jeff's blog now.

  3. Thank you, Melissa. This really hit the spot.

  4. Thanks, Melissa. I'm going to have to go check it out.


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