We've all heard the lie. You know, the one about talent. How only talented people are successful, only talented people accomplish anything. The rest of us don't have any hope. If you aren't incredible the first time you try, you might as well give up. But I think anyone who's ever had a dream and … Continue reading Why Persistence is More Important Than Talent
All my coworkers know I’m writing a book. That’s because I lug my laptop to work with me every day, plonk down in a corner of the break room during lunch, pop in my headphones, studiously ignore the TV, and write. Writing during my lunch break has become my secret weapon. It’s helped me stay … Continue reading The Lunchtime Power Hour: 7 Reasons Why You Should Write During Your Lunch Break
I had the great fortune of attending Editor’s Day on October 7, an event put on by the SoCal chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). At one point, Michael Mahin gave a talk about cognitive resistance and affirmations, and I wanted to share his insights here. Mahin opened his talk … Continue reading I Have a Story
September has come and gone, friends. Where is the year going?? I hope you're not as befuddled as I am. In any case, here are September's writing prompts. Enjoy! If you liked these prompts, there's more where that came from. I post new writing prompts every Friday on Twitter. Find me @nikiblois.
As I sat down to work on my writing projects this week, I found myself distracted and diverted at every turn. My normal routines were broken; instead of working on my novel during my lunch break, I surfed the internet. Instead of writing blog posts after work, I caught up on my favorite vlogs. I … Continue reading The Autumn Blahs