Encouragement Pages-03/26/2021

Stir up your gifts one word as a time.

Write the things which need to be seen, and see them two-fold: As they are and as you hope them to be. This is the labor and justice of writing.

Do justice to your writing by doing just that.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/17/2021

What tools are at your disposal? Why aren’t you using them? What are you afraid of?

Fear is the greatest eraser and destroyer of work than a crashed computer, misplaced drive or file.

The tools writers use are always at your disposal—use them!

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

New Things: Writer’s Spotlight

Note: This segment will be on The Writers’ Block Podcast as well, starting March 2021.

One of the reasons why I love what I do, is that I can introduce the world to those who it may need to hear about! So introducing, the newest segment, Writer’s Spotlight.

The purpose of this segment is to introduce new writers to the world, making you aware of what indie authors you need to take notice of, and what work you need to pick up!

These authors will span genres, ages and ethnicities! I am excited about this segment because it is a chance to showcase new authors, giving them the shine they deserve!

If you are interested in being featured for this spot, email writelife.jbharris@gmail.com or circlethewritersblock@gmail.com using “I NEED SHINE” in the subject line.

More announcements to come!

Encouragement Pages-03/10/2021

Organization is the key to your writing focus! It will keep your sanity as well as your stamina! Make sure that you are taking the time to review what you have in order to lay the foundation for the work that you want to do.

Use this acronym to help: KEYS.

Keep all files label.

Evaulate what you need to do next.

Yield time to what you must do (*scheduling is important).

Save your work in two places.

You’re welcome.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Note: Listen to THE WRITERS’ BLOCK PODCAST 3/14 for more about KEYS.

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Book In A Year Series: Month 3-Maintaining Focus

Top two rules to writing:

1.) Believe in yourself.

2.) Repeat Step 1.

One of the most important things to have while writing a book is the belief that you can. If you don’t have the belief that you can, nothing else can be done!

The belief in yourself is essential and can only come from within yourself. It comes from the most basic thing, owning your idea—and doing it completely.

That belief that what you have started is yours to finish—and you can finish it! All writers, no matter how accomplished, start with this simple belief that you can write down what you dream up.

You are no different. You are no less talented.

Honor your creativity…and write.

Encouragement Pages-03/05/2021

Here are three ways to keep your writing focus (Remember this is Month 3 of Writing A Book In A Year):

1.) Make a writing schedule.

Carving out time to write is the best way to write.

2.) Make an outline.

Outlines allow you to see your thoughts plotted out in a way you can follow. Use your outline when you get lost, discouraged or confused. Use your maps!

3.) Re-read what you have already written.

Re-reading what you have already written gives you enough time to jog your memory, and perhaps giving your a way forward to keep writing.

I believe in you. Get to it!

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris