Tips On Cultivating Your Best Writing Life

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Sometimes ponderous, sometimes irreverent, but always thought-provoking, Week In Review is the encouragement you’ve been looking for.

“… In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.”     -Junot Diaz

 

One Simple Truth

Writing is hard. Real hard. But not impossible. So is publishing. But then again, so is living.

So why do you want to write?

It’s a tough but necessary question that only you can answer. When you have clarity about why you want to write, you’ll immediately realize why you can’t do otherwise.

The why is the hardest part of writing; everything else is about development and devotion.

My message to you (however worn and divine) is this—to be a writer you must write.

This you know. But then questions arise:

  • What do I do when I’m not getting published?
  • What do I do in between submissions?
  • What if no one is listening?
  • What if no one cares?

You write anyway.

No matter the challenges, no matter the wait, no matter what, you write!

This is the writer’s motto. It is a battle cry. A call-to-arms. And although the road ahead will be tough, you must keep going!

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” 
― Ray BradburyZen in the Art of Writing

This blog, it’s pages and content, is dedicated to the pursuit of effective creative habit—the backbone if you will—behind self improvement and fidelity to craft. It is my intention to bring bits of my own experience to the table, triumphant or tragic, ugly or not and to share with you moments of this writer’s life, including the ups and downs of rejection and acceptance. I’ll share encouraging stories of how writers became writers, and I’ll offer suggestions and share resources. Mostly, I’ll cheer you on.

What you won’t find here is a how-to. The internet is chock-full of how to get published information and advice. Check out my Resource Page to see a few of my recommendations.

For now, in this moment, let’s get busy writing. Let’s work on honing our skills. Mastering our voice. Shedding our skin. No matter what comes our way, let’s commit to our passion and write with intent.

Your legend is not what you write, but that you write.

                                                                                          XO, Charleigh

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