Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you

To round up the little series of posts on the ingredients of a professional attitude as writers, let’s take a look at the last two, positivity and vision. They are closely related, and it’s important to realize that we have a distinctive choice in the matter. Life is the result of a series of choices,Continue reading “Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you”

I Dare You To Move

Most writers don’t fail, they give up. That’s the single biggest problem we face on the long run, letting the workload or the industry or social media or [whatever] get to us and push us off the road. That can happen for a variety of reasons, maybe we’re burnt out, maybe we’ve got pressing “realContinue reading “I Dare You To Move”

13 Things I Just Can’t Do Anymore

Getting serious about my writing has made a huge difference in my life. I’ve crossed a threshold of squirmish indecisiveness that I just can’t uncross, and I sure as hell don’t ever want to. It’s been about a year since I started standing up for it publicly — and what I notice most beside theContinue reading “13 Things I Just Can’t Do Anymore”

Is Your Killer Focus On The Loose?

While we’re day-dreaming about making it big, our most important ally is sawing his way into freedom one bar at a time. A killer focus doesn’t work with promises of glorious results, but with tangible little things he can use. Setting clear and achievable goals is the first essential step in becoming a professional writer,Continue reading “Is Your Killer Focus On The Loose?”

Essential Ingredient – Patience

Bigger, faster, stronger. Now! Not just society, pop culture or modern fiction are speeding up, but writers themselves too. Constantly trying to exceed our capacity, to be better prepared, write more, write faster, write better. Or get left behind. But — there’s no bandwagon rushing past you. It may feel like it, but in factContinue reading “Essential Ingredient – Patience”