Kickstart Writer’s Block with Procrastination

You’re an hour and forty-five minutes into your best chapters, turning page after page, and then it happens…NOTHING! Your mind draws a blank. You hit a wall—no wait, it’s that dreaded writer’s block syndrome! You could stop, but instead you decide to sit there, staring intently at the blank pages hoping to see something that isn’t there. Then, the minutes pass you by and they quickly turn into agonizing hours until you begin to doubt yourself. Maybe, you’re not as good a writer as you thought you were. Maybe it’s time to quit. We’ve all heard this famous quote at…

10 Habits to Write Like a Pro

As new writers we all tend to ask ourselves the same thing from time to time. Am I writing enough? Is there something different that I could be doing to write like a pro? If the answer is yes, then you already have some well-established writing habits and you’re probably related to Stephen King who writes at least 6 pages a day. Habits help form routines, and as writers we all know that discipline is crucial to staying focused if we want to finish our next best seller. If the answer is no, then you’re probably an aspiring writer like…

Find Inspiration in a Writing Group

Originally posted on Books & Bytes:
One of the best things any writer could do for themselves is joining a writing group. Not only will this help you interact with other writers, but it will help improve your writing skills and allow you to grow as an author. before you can join a writing group, you have to find one. Check in with your library, church, local community college or look in Meetup. If none of these places have information on writing groups, think about starting your own. Before you start a group, you’ll need to find a place to…

Moonlight Watch

He sets his knife down on a rock where I can see it. I focus on the blade; a Special Ops M9 Bayonet similar to my own—strapped to my left ankle. Our eyes connect under the full moon of the Syrian desert. It’s a stalemate between his cold stare and my apprehension. “David…we have to complete the mission.” He steps back from the seven-inch blade. “If you don’t pick up the knife I will.” “And if I don’t? Then, what? You’ll kill me out here in the desert,” I instigated. I just need a few more minutes. The radio was…