Writer’s Block

Have you ever been a victim of writers block? In the Freelance Writer's Bible, Your Guide to a Profitable Writing Career within One Year by David Trottier a single chapter is devoted to discussing writers block. I'll list a few of them here, but you just have to read the book to find out the entire list. At the end of this chapter my reaction was, "Is that all that's wrong with me." Once I was able to identify what has kept me from writing it didn't seem to be such a big monster after all. Since coming to terms with all those little nagging reasons not to write, now the ideas seem to flow much easier. No longer is it a struggle for me to make the time to write. David Trottier's 10 of his 17 Reasons for Writers Block 1.  Procrastination or scribaphobia (fear of writing) 2.  Comparing

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20 Ways to Avoid Writing

1. Weed the garden 2. Go shopping 3. Clean the house and if it doesn’t pass the white glove treatment go back and clean  some more 4. Take the dogs for a walk 5. Organize your closets 6. Go shopping 7. Re-arrange the furniture 8. Learn something new, like knitting 9. Clean the bathroom 10. Water the plants 11. Repot the plants 12. Paint the rooms in the house 13. Organize your garage 14. Reseed the grass 15. Buy a puppy 16. Read a book 17. Walk away from the computer for hours, days, weeks at a time 18. Organize your file cabinet 19. Watch TV 20. Take a nap!

Reasons Why People Don’t Read

How many books have you read this year? Do you remember the last book you read and what it was about? If you asked yourself or even your friends would any of their answers match the ones in this list?     I'm Addicted to the television. I read all my text messages on my cell phone. It's easier to search for a movie, then searching for a book. I have to much else to do and I don't like sitting still. I am a very slow reader and I don't like looking up words in the dictionary. Reading a book without pictures is no fun. Reading reminds me of when I was in school and I couldn't wait to get out of there. I have a small place and there is no room for books. When I retire I'll have time to read. I feel overwhelmed in a bookstore and

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Word of the Day – inert

This first word of the day will introduce my new page, "Word of the Day" A word will be posted daily and will tell you the novel it came from most likely it will be one that I am reading.    inert - (adj). 1. Not able to move or act. 2. Slow to move or act: sluggish. Happy Reading! 

Northern Lights Book Review

  I was hooked on the first page as the characters came alive in Lunacy, Alaska.  Northern Lights by Nora Roberts is one very exciting story. So many of Roberts books are about women and how they turn their lives into something everyone would be proud to be.  Just as easily some of her main characters have been men and they accomplish the same feat as the women.  Nate Burke is the main character in Northern Lights. A former Baltimore cop, who watched his partner die in the line of business, and feeling partly responsible for his death takes a job as chief of police in a town in Alaska. While creating a life for himself he meets many fine townspeople and falls in love with Meg Gallawoy, a hard headed young woman who is more comfortable doing things her own way. Nestled in this small Alaskan town of Lunacy, where

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A Social Network for Book Lovers

  As a writer I am also an avid reader, but as my book collection continues to grow I needed a way to keep them at my fingertips for easy reference. Making that wish come true is LibraryThing. This is an online library catalog where I can keep track of all my books and share them with my readers. LibraryThing allows you to catalog up to 200 of your books for free.   You register (easy) put in your personal books (very easy) catalog (or tag) and review them as you see fit, take a look at your graphic bookshelf and see who shares your interests. You can also; Check your bookshelf quickly and easily from your mobile phone Post you own book reviews and share in group discussions View your library as a list or with book covers Link to your blog and share your library with all your

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