How long have you NOT been working on your dream project?
Author Archive | Beth Mende Conny
I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! Note: When I was 9, my mother gave me a diary. It was 10 days before Christmas, and I simply couldn’t wait until the new year to begin writing in it. Hence, my diary covered more than one […]
Stop waiting for inspiration. Get to work!!
To write a book, we must enter unknown territory. Having supporters to cheer us on makes our travels less frightening. Ideally, these folks will lend us their ears and hearts; offer suggestions and a shoulder to cry on; build us up, not tear us down. They will journey with us and benefit from our efforts, directly or indirectly. It doesn’t always happen that way, of course. We may well have to ask, prod and teach […]
Attention all writers: It’s time to fly!
Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Are you making these errors? Big thanks to Prof. Paul Brians of Washington State University for compiling this excellent site of common English errors. Image as featured […]
Enjoy the fruits of your labor. Write.
Ready to play ball? To round the bases toward Home?
Priorities are magnets that draw our energies. Where do your priorities lie?
I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! I am 10-years-old. My friend Laura asks, “Do you know where babies come from?” I don’t like her tone; it is more of a taunt. Laura is as close to being a woman of the world as […]