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

Encouragement Pages-03/11/2020

Are you afraid of the dark?

If you are, you shouldn’t be. You already know what it is there–whatever you placed there in the light, was there when there was no light. Today, I want you to turn on the light. I want you to realize the things you create and may have stowed away aren’t scary.

The only scary thing is when you decide nothing you create is worth looking at.

Nothing can be further from true.

Get to work.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/09/2020

Even the hardest work is done one word at a time.

Even work you delay is written one word at a time.

In finding the bravery to keep going to complete your work, understand the doubts will come. They will try and root. They will whisper to you. They will discourage you. But have courage, fellow oracle. Have courage!

Continue the work. Finish the work–one word at a time.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/06/2020

Writing isn’t easy.

I mean, why should it be?

You are creating worlds, people and scenarios! Why would the process of creation be easy? Why would that process be easy? For some, it is easy! But sometimes that journey back to creativity and creation of the worlds in your head take detours. There are road blocks. There are apprehensions! But as a writer, they may always come–like the tides.

The thing you will learn is how to push back with the waves come to overtake. The thing that pushes the waves back the quickest–a pen.

Pick it up.

Love & Ink,

JBHarris