5 Stages of the Writing Process

Tweet There are developmental stages for ages. Stages for grief and loss. And even stages of sleep, pregnancy and labor. So I thought why not writing? Here are the 5 stages most writers go through from idea to publication. Stage 1: Eureka! Stage 1 is probably my favorite part. It’s when ideas form from nothingness.…

Writer Tip: How to Deal With Rejection

Tweet I don’t know if you’re a big Something’s Gotta Give fan like me. But if you are, you know every single line, every heartbreaking sentence and LOL phrase that made Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson sing on-screen together. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways (the writing, the setting, the fact that…

How Yoga Can Heal Your Writing Pains

Tweet What do you do when fear and procrastination threaten to derail your writing?  Writer and coach Cynthia Morris has been writing since 1994, coaching writers since 1999 and published several articles and two books: a historical novel called Chasing Sylvia Beach and Create Your Writer’s Life: A Guide to Writing with Joy and Ease. What has…

Guest Posting for Elance

Tweet Happy Veterans Day and 11/11/11! I’ve been a busy bee. My latest article for Elance is on preventing small business burnout-a must-read for writers too. I’ve listed 4 tips to get you inspired, motivated and keep your ideas fresh. Not too mention keeping you cool too. Here it is… Have a great weekend!

Easy Ways to Increase Your Chances of Freelance Success

Tweet While I’m hardly one to call myself a success (unlike this couple), I have picked up a few learn-as-you-go tips that have seriously change my career and my life. To be honest, my freelancing career started without any preparation, focus or long-term planning. I basically decided one day that it was time to stop…

Quick Tip 6: Turn Your Misfortune Into Fortune

Tweet Hear me out. Nobody likes bad luck. And I’m sure most of us would rather not be published than have something difficult happen in our lives. But not only do I believe writing is one way (and a healthy one I might add) to express yourself in the midst of hardship, I also believe…

Quick Tip 5: Be a Student of Life

Tweet No matter how much you pray, beg, and visualize, you won’t get better at your craft unless you do something about it. That’s where quick tip 5 comes in: Learn something new every day. I received one of the nicest compliments ever from a client recently. He said that I was open to new…

Quick Tip #4 for Writers

Tweet Hope you’ve been enjoying my quick tips for Christmas. Here is another one. Hide Your Desperation Clients can smell fear and desperation miles away. If you feel anxious and doubtful that you will ever be able to make it as a writer, hide it quick. Your worries will only attract other desperate people. It…

Day 3: Christmas Gift for Writers

Tweet It’s Day 3 of my gift to you writers out there! A lot of writers believe that they are out of the game because they are lacking in experience. But here’s my next Christmas gift tip for you: Find a loop hole. Think about what you have to offer a potential client that your…

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