Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Motivational Blogs

As we head into the New Year full of resolutions, goals, determination to increase our writing output, or to improve our writing, I thought these online sites might provide some motivation.
I’m copying this first one from daughter, Vikki's blog Through the Looking Glass as it deserves as wide a readership as possible and Vikki's own blog posts are usually worth reading! I love the concept behind the Writing Our Way Home site, as it has the subtitle ‘engage with the world through mindful writing’ – the Mindful Writing Challenge for January is an excellent idea
Kirsten Lamb is well known in cyberspace as she has a very down to earth blog about the whole writing and publishing world – worth checking out her posts now and then.
I enjoy Jeff Goins motivational posts and he’s very tuned into other writers, offering inspirational and encouragement. I like his recent one on ‘why you shouldn’t bother with resolutions this year’.
Writers Helping Writers is the excellent blog that used to be know as the Bookshelf Muse – Angela and Becca brought out the superb Emotion Thesaurus and have added other titles to help writers find the write expressions or traits and such like for their characters.
Hope you find something useful in these sites to help inspire creativity this month.



Joanna said...

Many thanks, Rosemary. These all look fantastic. I love the way that even just a few well-chosen words can give fellow-writers a boost and inspire greater confidence and determination to succeed.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for that, Joanna - it's a good time of year for inspiration!

Wendy's Writing said...

Becca from Writers Helping Writers has been a guest on my blog, Rosemary - a very worthy choice.

Patsy said...

I usually have plenty of inspiration to write. Unfortunately I usually have even more inspiration to procrastinate.

Jean Bull said...

Thanks, Rosemary, for the motivational ideas. Jonathan Cainer, the astrologist, says that 2014 will be a great year for everyone who tries hard to achieve their dreams, so let's go for it!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Yes, I remember that, Wendy - both Becca and Angela are great at helping writers.

That's one of my problems, Patsy!

Thanks, Jean - just what we need to hear!

Vikki said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! I'll check out the others too. And I do like that statement from the astrologist, Jean!