Encouragement Pages-02/24/2021

There are no shortcuts to writing, and no such things exist. You will only get better at this by doing it. There can be no other way, dear writer. There just isn’t. With this wisdom in your pocket, let me give you this other deposit.

All you seek to write, you can write. At this point, it’s a matter of if you believe you can.

Hint: You can.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-02/12/2021

Writers write. This is what we do!

Sometimes this is hard. Sometimes this is overwhelming. But the devastating thing is for a writer to not write. Frustration in momentary, writer’s block is temporary, but denying you talent? You are flirting with losing it forever.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-02/05/2021: For The Love Of It (Part 3)

Rest is a weapon because it allows your mind to settle! It allows you as a creative person to clear your plate as it were to focus (or refocus) on what is important.

Rest also allows you to create other things as well! It is what I like to call a hard restart–it’s a warning before you get to a point where you cannot create or won’t create. Either option is detrimental to the artist!

Take the time to rest, dear writer. The rest will do you good. I promise.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-02/01/2021: For The Love Of It (Part 1)

Viola Davis, the artist and powerhouse, said in an interview that every artist comes to a point where they lose the love for their art. What I want to remind you of, dear writer, is this may happen to you. And when it does–be prepared. You must prepare to fall in love with it again.

Don’t give up on your love so easily.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-12/25/2020

Holidays are the source of joy for some, and trauma for others. What I want you to remember is that you own your story–every part, every moment, every instance. Once you remember this, once you remember that your story is yours in its completeness–it will cease to have control over you. You have the pen. Use it. Use it liberally and wisely.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-05/01/2020

The second lie writers most often tell is this:

I have no time to write.

This one is hard to pinpoint because being a working writer is a hard thing to be and maintain. So, I get that time is a factor in all things which make writing possible.

But there is time…there is still time to write. You make time. You must make time–if writing is what you desire to do. But this, this here, this is what you must do.

Chase the words, my Oracles. Chase them.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

It’s Ready! It’s Ready!

After starting this project in January, it took the current situation of being self-quarantined that allowed me to finish this. But, at last, it is done! I hope that you all enjoy it and it becomes a tool in your writing journey.

It is available in paperback, ebook, and is live on Amazon now!

Thank you all so much for supporting!

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/16/2020

I want you to murder your doubt.

It will never have anything constructive–or new!–to say. It will never say anything which will build confidence, massage away anxieties, or rock you to sleep.

It will never tell you to try, but will always tell you the myriad of ways you will fail.

Every time you listen to it…it is death by 1000 cuts.

Stop the bleeding–and write.

Love & Ink,

JBHarris