Weekly Words - a quote, a tool, and a tip for writers

"Self-doubt is just part of the creative process. It doesn't go away. It sits there. It's part of the process. So we need to learn to live with that and go forward. Finish your manuscript, publish your book, and get your words out into the world anyway. Self-doubt is just part of the job of being a writer.” Joanna Penn

A Writing Tool

There are many great podcasts for authors. One of the first is still one of the best, The Creative Penn by Joanna Penn. This podcast has been on the air for over ten years, and she discusses every part of the writing business - from getting it done to getting it published to selling once it's out there. Search the archives for the episode that will help you today or just start listening. Loads of information and her cheery demeanor and British accent make this a great listen.

Craft Tip

Think about the problems in your story before falling asleep. Let your unconscious mind find solutions.


There's a Story Here: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989

What story would you write about this photo?


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