Enouragement Pages: 07/01/2020

The year is half over! Can you believe it? With that first 6 months gone, what are you going to set ahead of you or the remaining months? Writers are both bound and humbled by time. Make the decision today to be be humbled by it–to make the best use of it.

You can do it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-06/24/2020

On this day, I want you to remember that you are a writer.

Remember why you write.

Remember why you decided to write.

Remember to locate your joy, find your rhythm.

And don’t lose it again.

The world is waiting on your words…be brave.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

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Use What You Have On Hand

The free writes, the stray and floating ideas–what do you have on hand?

On Season 1 of The Writers’ Block Podcast, I talked about the this concept. I talked about how we, as writers, don’t truly know the wealth that we have! In understanding that wealth you have, you created, you may have to create something that I call, the draft-drawer.

The draft-drawer is a place where you put all the work you haven’t gotten to yet, aren’t sure where to go next, or things you got stuck on. This could even be snippets of plots, titles, or even snippets of conversation you jot! Your draft-drawer is a both a well and wealth of information!

With the new year, new decade at slow hum, don’t think that you need to recreate the wheel! That can be stressful for a writer, trust me. But you need to know is the new, potent, powerful work may just be hidden in a file. It may be incomplete. It may be in the transition from the thoughts in your head to the words and worlds on the page.

The work is there. The work has always been there. It’s your job to either find it, complete it, or find more of it.

Be brave. The world is waiting.

Enouragement Pages-01/03/2020

Do it scared.

Do it dirty.

Do it mad.

Do it with friends.

Do it solo.

But…do it. Time waits for no one. The words are always running.

As writers, we hunt them. Chase them. Catch them. Stretch them. Make them ours to show off to the world. Don’t let them pass you by. Not again.

Not one more day. Go write.

Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-12/04/2019

Last week, I found 3 drafts of books I wanted to start. Not one. Not two. But three of them. This is the concept of the Draft-Drawer that I talked about on the podcast, The Writers’ Block.

In this, the last month of the year, the last year of this decade, I invite you to look at your Draft-Drawer. Look at what you planned to do. What you wanted to do. It is sometimes when you are faced with what you planned for yourself, that you actually being to do it.

Get to work, dear ones. Don’t let the year end with your work not done.

You’ll thank me later.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris