Let me know what you think and feel free to share your own resources in the comments. I'm always excited to bookmark a new link or to find an excuse to buy a new book!
I'm a little late on the podcast bandwagon, but there's so much stuff out there it's easy to get bogged down. After Googling "best podcasts for writers", I found a lovely list by Bustle. The first one listed is "Magic Lessons" by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a podcast based on the principles from her book by the same name. I read the book a year ago. It's wonderful and so is the podcast. I started at the beginning and I'm only two in but WOW she's got such a gift for pulling out the "need" to create in others. It looks like the last episode was in September of 2016, but there's more than enough to keep you informed and encouraged for a while. Even after one episode I was ready to pick up my pen and get back to business.
This series is beautiful and raw and real. Elizabeth doesn't let anyone get away with any excuses. Believe me, I needed to find this. Beautiful, big MAGIC <3
Get Serious About Writing
Some of you have noticed through my recent posts that I've been battling a bit of depression as well as some "what the hell am I really doing at the computer" doubts. I had a little revelation the other day which I'll share about on Monday :). It included me getting serious about my writing. So, like any self-respecting researcher, I Googled that very phrase and came up with some marvelous articles that encourage us to do just that..
"8 Ways to Get Serious About Writing" may be three years old, but the advice is timeless. Writing is our passion but it's also a job and, like any job, if we don't put in the effort, we won't get the results. We need to set realistic goals and submit our work as well as read, read, read.
Writing.ie is based out of Ireland and has a slew of great articles. Check them out and be inspired!
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Have a wonderful weekend, Dear Ones!
Allow yourselves to blossom and be pulled up by the stars.