Writing Habits

It looks at different ways to incorporate writing and other creative endeavors into your life.

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    What Can You Do With ’30 minutes of…’?

    Thoughts on what I can do in ’30 minutes of…’. So one of my favorite Instagrammers (@farmhousevernacular) has a thing called ’30 minutes of house’. Originally this was created by her husband as a New Year’s resolution. But it is something that served him well since. They have an old house (approximately 1906ish) that needs a lot of work. Actually their house needs just as much work as mine did – and they’ve planned it better. My husband and I have simply done it haphazardly while they have been systematic about their renovation. It probably helps that they are both engineers. Anyway, this idea of 30 minutes of house has…

  • Writing,  Writing Habits

    Getting Unstuck Through Reading – Prime the Pump

    Get Unstuck through Reading – Prime the Pump! So you haven’t been writing. In fact, you are stuck. Keep reading to find ways to get unstuck through reading. As I’ve written in a previous post, Priming the Pump, you can get your creative juices flowing. One of my favorite ways to find that spark is through reading – something. Often I read writing books or books about my favorite authors. Sometimes I look through photos. I never know what will cause the spark so I keep working at it until something catches. The following is a list of items on my bookshelf that I am likely to reach for when…

  • Sundry Posts,  Writing,  Writing Habits

    When Creative Juices Stop Flowing, Prime the Pump!

    What do I do when the pump stops working? I prime the pump! I love the metaphor of priming the pump. Though I seem to be collecting metaphors hey have this way of staying tucked into the back of my mind until I need them. But Prim the Pump is one that I’ve used in my writing and in my professional work. What is Priming the Pump? For those of us who don’t live in an urban setting and are connected to a city water system i.e. rural living, having running water necessitates having a well. If you are lucky, you already have one of these. The pipes go deep…