Ever since I was a kid, my dream was to be an author. I scribbled stories in notebooks, daydreamed about pirates and mermaids, and devoured any fantasy book I came across. But as much as I loved writing, I never finished anything longer than a short story. Understatement of the year: writing a book is … Continue reading 12 Lessons I Learned from Writing My First Book
Say you walk into a coffee shop. You find someone scribbling in a notebook, tap them on the shoulder, and ask them what they’re doing. “I’m writing,” they might say, or, “I’m journaling.” “Oh!” you say brightly. “So you’re a writer?” They shake their head vigorously and laugh. “No, I wouldn’t say that.” Writers doubt … Continue reading Call Yourself a Writer: How to Honor Yourself in Spite of Doubt
Here are the writing prompts from June. I hope they spark some inspiration. If you write something, let me know! I'd love to read it. Like these prompts? I post a new writing prompt every Friday on Twitter. Follow me @nikiblois for more writing inspiration.
We all have our favorite things we turn to when we’re feeling low. Maybe you scoop up a big bowl of ice cream or settle in with your favorite movie. Consider this post a giant helping of ice cream—meant to comfort, encourage, and inspire you when you feel like giving up on your writing. These … Continue reading Inspiration Masterpost: Stuff to Read and Watch When You’re Feeling Low
If you read any blog, list, or article about how to be a writer, they usually start with, “Read.” And there’s a reason why so many different people espouse the same advice. Reading wide, reading often, and reading analytically is the best way to prepare yourself to write. Here are five reasons why writers should … Continue reading How to Be a Writer: Read