Encouragement Pages-07/16/2021

This week’s Encouragement Pages have given way to an essay that will be available during September 2021. The month of September has been designated at BACK TO WRITING MONTH. This is going to be good! -JBH

Here is a formula for writing boldly:

(Imagination x Vocabulary) – Fear + Time= Writing Boldly.

Let me say it this way.

All writers have an imagination they are used to tapping into, and all writers have an imagination that they don’t tap into often. I like to call this TCI. What is the TCI? The Complete Imagination is your imagination as a whole: the things you fear, you desire, that you love, lust or even hate. All these thing influence you as a writer.

Don’t shy away from this. Tap into it.

You can do it!

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-07/14/2021

Being bold as a writer requires that you be willing to make your imagination vulnerable, and flexible to what you need it to be. Mining out the boldness as a writer requires that you listen to what is in your head, and not fearing that!

Writing boldly will require you be gentle with yourself–as well as pushing yourself. But, yet–it is completely worth it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Book In A Year Series: Month 7- The Power Of A Rewrite, The Add-Ins

Draft? Check.

Jitters? Double-check.

But, that’s why I’m here to help! It is normal to have jitters when starting a rewrite. If you don’t have them, I question you as a writer.

Rewrites, revisions can be nerve-wracking! They can be emotionally draining and you just may plain old don’t want to do them!

Yet, this is necessary.

Very rarely do you do write the exact thing you want in a rough draft. On the off chance that you have, you still need to take time to proofread for grammar and other small mistakes. A rough draft is just that—ROUGH!

The revision is the smoothing out, adding in, taking out, all the stuff that you wanted to do when you started but may not have seen that you could do! Take advantage of that! Instead of seeing the revision as a chore, see it as an opportunity! The process will go better when you do.

Book In A Year Series, Month 7: The Power Of A Rewrite, The Once Over

So, you did it.

You did a thing!

You completed a draft of some thing that only existed in your head. Now, you have to go through the process of (gasp!) EDITING.

I know, I know. This sounds scary, it sounds intimidating, but this is good thing! Since you have committed to finishing this work, you can either change, put in, or expand. But for this portion, this is what I call The Once Over.

During The Once Over, you just do two thing: celebrate and step away. You take the time to celebrate and enjoy the fact that you wrote something. That you–yes, YOU–wrote something. Before making any changes to a work, celebrate that you wrote it first!

Next week? We get to the ADD IN’s.